Welcome to Spikenard Farm
Honeybee Sanctuary

  • Garden and hives.
    Garden and hives.
  • Bee Barn.
    Bee Barn.
  • Opening the Spikenard Horizontal Hive.
  • The sun hive gets a new swarm.
    The sun hive gets a new swarm.
  • Caitlin, Greta, Jade and Aida strike a pose in the Bee Barn.
    Caitlin, Greta, Jade and Aida strike a pose in the Bee Barn.
  • SBBT 2017/2018 Graduating Class!
    SBBT 2017/2018 Graduating Class!
  • Beauty from the gardens.
    Beauty from the gardens.
  • Lecture in the Bee Barn.
    Lecture in the Bee Barn.
  • Bees cleaning up honey in the hive.
    Bees cleaning up honey in the hive.
  • Bee on flower.
  • Bees on honeycomb.
    Bees on honeycomb.
  • Preparing for the Bee Barn Celebration.
    Preparing for the Bee Barn Celebration.
  • Gunther giving a talk at the Bee Barn Celebration.
    Gunther giving a talk at the Bee Barn Celebration.
  • Alex, Greta and Jade showing their pizza making skills!
    Alex, Greta and Jade showing their pizza making skills!
  • Dinner at the Bee Barn Celebration.
    Dinner at the Bee Barn Celebration.
  • Cleaning up the honeycomb.
    Cleaning up the honeycomb.
  • Bee Barn.
    Bee Barn.

“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 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization 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, or to volunteer. We welcome you to join us in this journey towards saving the honeybee.

All donations are fully tax-deductible and enable us to carry on this work for the bees, for the paradigm shift that alone secures a better future.

Related Keywords: Natural Beekeeping, Biodynamic Beekeeping, Sustainable Beekeeping, Holistic Beekeeping, Alternative Beekeeping, Bee-centric Beekeeping, Organic Beekeeping, Pollinator Habitat, Honeybee Forage