Welcome to Spikenard Farm
Honeybee Sanctuary

  • Winter at the Sanctuary
    Winter at the Sanctuary
  • Garden and hives.
    Garden and hives.
  • Winter trees at the Sanctuary
    Winter trees at the Sanctuary
  • Bee Barn.
    Bee Barn.
  • Bee pond in the snow
    Bee pond in the snow
  • Sanctuary in the snow
    Sanctuary in the snow
  • Beauty from the gardens.
    Beauty from the gardens.
  • Top Bar in the snow
    Top Bar in the snow
  • Lecture in the Bee Barn.
    Lecture in the Bee Barn.
  • Bees cleaning up honey in the hive.
    Bees cleaning up honey in the hive.
  • Bees on honeycomb.
    Bees on honeycomb.
  • Hives in the snow
    Hives in the snow
  • Gunther giving a talk at the Bee Barn Celebration.
    Gunther giving a talk 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