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Floyd Artisan Trail Tour

We were open to the public for 3 days in a row–June 10-12–for the Floyd Artisan Trail Tour, with a wonderful talk on Saturday by Gunther and Alex on the plight of the honeybee. Check out the EVENTS page to

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Annual Bee Forage on sale for $2.50, as long as supplies last!

Annual Bee Forage on sale for $2.50, as long as supplies last! Click HERE for product purchasing and information. This wonderful bee forage mix can be planted through the end of June for a beautiful fall bloom.   The mix

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Volunteer program now in full swing!

For those who are interested in working along with us at the Sanctuary, we have now included in our weekly schedule an opportunity to work in the gardens with us, and learn a little bit too! Volunteer days will be

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Breaking News: Apr 2015- Apr 2016: Beekeepers Lose 44% this last season

These latest reports, that US beekeepers lost an average of 44% of their colonies from April 2015 – April 2016 is difficult news for all of us.  The trend continues from last year, where the yearly losses were 41%, and

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Mother’s Day Event

This free community event in the Sanctuary is going to be tons of fun!  In honor of all the mother’s, both human and honeybee, we invite you to come celebrate with us on Mother’s Day weekend, May 6 & 7.

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Principles and Methods of Biodynamic Beekeeping Workshop

Our April workshop is a wonderful opportunity to learn the principles and practice of biodynamic beekeeping.  If you missed it this year, see if you can join us next year!

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Dandelion Day Celebration

As the dandelions come into full bloom at the Honeybee Sanctuary, we give a sigh of relief and a prayer of thanks.  For the beekeeper, dandelions mark the end of scarcity—the page turning from worry, shortage, and diminishing colonies, towards

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New T-Shirts Are In!

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Planting High Quality Forage for the Bees

Never before has it been so important for us to take steps to revive and revitalize the environment that surrounds us.  The honeybees, native bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds are all important pollinators that are severely threatened by the lack of

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Address from Prince Charles to the Biodynamic Association of Italy

It is inspiring and very interesting to hear what Prince Charles says in his address, that we are in a “crisis of perception” in our relation to nature and farming, and he draws from the inspirations given by Rudolf Steiner

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