The Beekeeping Experience: Spring Gathering
May 12-14, 2023


Location: Spikenard Honeybee Sanctuary
Dates: Friday, May 12 – Sunday, May 14, 2023
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm on Friday and Saturday. 9:00 am – noon on Sunday

Practical learning and demonstrations of biodynamic beekeeping practices, in-depth study of honeybee anatomy and physiology, meditative work, exploration of the spiritual foundations of biodynamic beekeeping, hands-on experience with the bees, and festivals around honey, dandelions, and biodynamic preparations will all be part of these richly transformative learning opportunities.

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The age of information has made it possible for us to document and record the practical content and spiritual seeds of our beekeeping principles and practices at Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary.  The four-part series, Principles and Practices of Biodynamic Beekeeping, has been taught for the last several years online and now recordings of all of this material is available to our worldwide community.  In addition, our biodynamic beekeeping guide, A Lively Hive, has now been published in print and made available through Kindle, which documents four seasons of biodynamic beekeeping and can be used as a manual for getting started as a beekeeper.

With these resources readily available, we now have the opportunity to reground our educational programming at the Honeybee Sanctuary, where the life of biodynamic beekeeping and land care can be directly beheld and experienced through the practice of holding space for community and offering sacred hospitality to those who wish to gather with us and continue to develop our capacity to serve the health and vitality of the honeybees.

If you would like to camp at the Sanctuary while the class is ongoing, please reserve a space using the button below:

Button: Register to Camp

Snacks and light lunch are included on Friday and Saturday. Snacks only on Sunday.