Understanding The Honey Bee and the Hive
A 3 PART Virtual Course
NOTE: This course is the pre-requisite for Beginning Natural Beekeeping
Wendesdays 5pm-7pm PST 8pm-11pm EST
October 16, 23, 30
or Winter 2020 (dates TBD)
Most beekeeping courses out there are about the A-B-C’s of beekeeping. If we are going to learn how to listen to the bees, we have to start by asking not HOW but WHO.
Who are the bees?
Who is the Queen?
Who are the maidens?
Who are the drone?
The question of who precedes how, and therefore we venture into a three week discovery of the nature of the hive. Who they are as individuals, who they are as a collective, and who they are in relationship to the land.
This course is an introductory step into understanding bee biology and behavior as well as some of the spiritual and symbolic connections humankind has attributed to these winged honey-gatherers.
Three 1.5 hour teaching sessions followed by a 30 minute Q & A
A mini workbook to guide
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 the honey bee. You do not need to be interested in beekeeping to benefit from this course. It is for those with an open mind toward the sentient intelligence of the honey bee colony.
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.