Welcome to Spikenard Farm
Honeybee Sanctuary

  • Overhead view of the Sanctuary.
  • The pollinator plants in the lower field are blooming.
  • The gates open for tours and product sales on April 28th
  • The beautiful pavilion -- our outdoor teaching space.
  • Bee hives!
  • The honeybees are enjoying the blooms in the garden.
  • Our lovely garden with beehives in the background.
  • The Bee Barn is coming along nicely.
  • Class being taught in the Bee Barn.
  • The basement in the Bee Barn is finished and ready for use!
  • The view from the gardens up to the Bee Barn and Pavilion.
  • Poppies and sun hive on a misty morning.
  • Close up of the sun hive.
  • Busy bees on comb.
  • Stop by the yurt - our visitor's center!
  • We have t-shirts, cards, bee tea and more for sale in the yurt.
  • Our specially selected pollinator plants are for sale outside the yurt.
  • The Pavilion is a perfect spot for outdoor classes or just for meditation.

“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