Natural Beekeeping Practices for Living Harmoniously with Bees
A 3 PART Virtual Course
NOTE: This course follows To Be Acquainted: An Introduction to the Honey Bee. To attend you will need to first register and complete To Be Acquainted.
Wednesday 5pm-7pm PST 8pm-11pm EST
November 6, 13, 20
January 15, 22, 29
Honey bees have long been guides and allies to humankind. From the time of the honey hunters depicted on ancient cave walls, humans have revered the honey bee for her life-giving, healing powers and the honey that is her ambrosia. Loss of habitat/forage, pesticide use and commercial beekeeping practices have sent honey bee populations into severe decline. In response to this, a worldwide movement of natural beekeepers has emerged: those who seek to find a more sustainable, bee-centric approach to living with bees.
In this course we will learn how to understand the honey bee physiologically, energetically and symbolically, so that we may better serve the species. We will discuss how to become a beekeeper and natural beekeeping practices.
Three 1.5 hour teaching sessions followed by a 30 minute Q & A
A mini workbook to guide
A hive observation worksheet
Course Fee: $75
This course is designed to give you the tools to begin your journey into beekeeping. It is an introductory course. For more in depth studies, I offer mentorship in person and over the phone.
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
This course is designed for those seeking to understand natural beekeeping practices, basic beekeeping skills or top-bar beekeeping. It is for those with an open mind toward the sentient intelligence of the honey bee colony. It is for those who are already beekeepers and seeking to enhance their knowledge base, or those who are interested in becoming beekeepers.
HOW DO YOU ATTEND?
The course will be held via Zoom. You will be able to join via video conference or over the phone. Zoom is a very easy app to download on your phone or computer. You can also just use the dial in number provided for each session. You can attend the call from the comfort of your own home. You will also have the opportunity to watch/listen to a recording of the call between sessions if you miss one. Attendance to at least 2 calls is mandatory.
WHO IS ARIELLA?
I have been practicing natural beekeeping since 2010. I caught my first swarm after a health crisis and experienced profound healing from working with honey bees in a top bar hive. I am an advocate for treatment-free beekeeping, foundationless hives and listening to the hum.
My journey into beekeeping was through my introduction to the Path of Pollen, a British shamanic tradition currently taught in the United Kingdom. This path recognizes its women as Melissae, a Greek term for "Bee" and a title held by the oracular Bee Priestesses of ancient Greece. After meeting the Honey Bee as a spirit ally I began working with her in physical form.
My work combines first-hand knowledge of the honey bee species with an intimate understanding of shamanic bee wisdom and practices based in the lineage of the Lyceum, formerly known as The Path of Pollen.