Welcome to Spikenard Farm
Honeybee Sanctuary

  • Bee house on a rainy, misty day.
    Bee house on a rainy, misty day.
  • Wonderful to see the bees bringing pollen on the warm winter days.
  • Globe thistles in the garden.
    Globe thistles in the garden.
  • Overhead view of the Sanctuary.
    Overhead view of the Sanctuary.
  • Red sage blooming in Fall.
    Red salvia blooming in Fall.
  • Fall Aster - great late forage!
    Fall Aster - great late forage!
  • Bee hives wrapped for the winter.
    Bee hives wrapped for the winter.
  • Forage for the pollinators.
    Forage for the pollinators.
  • Sunset at the Sanctuary.
    Sunset at the Sanctuary.

“More than we can imagine depends on our ability to turn the crisis into an opportunity for change.”  – Gunther Hauk

What is a Honeybee Sanctuary?

A sanctuary is a place that wholly supports the health and positive transformation of the being for whom the sanctuary is created. Spikenard Honeybee Sanctuary was founded in 2006 to support the honeybees through the current crisis, but it also serves the needs of nature-deprived humans as well. These two crises are as inseparable as bees and flowers, and we cannot correctly address the honeybee crisis without also addressing the needs of their caretakers.

Humans have a relationship with the honeybee that is as old as the honeybee—this domesticated animal is in dire need of humans who can understand her needs and can support her with appropriate beekeeping and land-management practices. In creating a landscape where the honeybee can thrive, filled with the fragrance and beauty of abundant flowers, we’ve also been able to synergize aesthetic, sustainable, and biodynamic land management practices which nourish the spirit of all who visit us.

Spikenard Honeybee Sanctuary is a place of healing, beauty, reflection, learning and inspiration. Visit us for a Workshop, an Event, our Open Days, to volunteer, or to work. We welcome you to join us in this journey towards saving the honeybee.

Related Keywords: Natural Beekeeping, Sustainable Beekeeping, Holistic Beekeeping, Alternative Beekeeping, Organic Beekeeping, Pollinator Habitat, Honeybee Forage