Sustainable Biodynamic Beekeeper Training

Thu, May 24 2018 to Sat, May 26 2018

Location: Floyd, VA
Category: Eastern Region, Ecology-Environment, Beekeeping, Anthroposophy-General

Healing the Bees, Healing the Earth--Join Us!

Objectives of this training are to deepen the understanding of the honeybees and the laws of nature, which are the laws of life, in order to arrive at appropriate beekeeping practices able to strengthen the honeybee’s compromised immune system and restore health to the extent that external factors of our environment and culture permit.

The training will go beyond traditional/organic/natural beekeeping methods, and will explore beekeeping methods that will bring us and the Honeybees into the future. A new way of relating to the animal kingdom is dictated by the needs of our times. The overarching goal of healing will lead us into a deeper understanding of the most holistic way of enlivening the landscape and forage for the pollinators: biodynamic agriculture.

The training will have a total of 4 sessions (3 days each), two in 2017 and two in 2018. Each session will include practical experience with our bees as well as artistic activities, in order to train our sense of observation, a necessary tool for rising above ‘recipes’.

After completion of the four sessions, including their requirements, the training will finish with a Certificate for Biodynamic/Sustainable Beekeeping. As these sessions are conceived as an organic whole, they can only be taken in proper sequence.