One Week Intensive Study

Type: 
Workshop
Class
Date: 
Tue, 08/06/2019 (All day) to Sat, 08/10/2019 (All day)
Region: 
East Coast

An opportunity to renew, rejuvenate, reconnect and rejoice at the Sanctuary, with honeybee therapy, garden therapy, perception exercises, painting, music, inspiring lectures, group discussion and biodynamic food.

Spikenard Honeybee Sanctuary/Waldorf Workshop

Type: 
Workshop
Class
Date: 
Wed, 07/10/2019 (All day) to Sat, 07/13/2019 (All day)
Region: 
East Coast

A four day workshop dedicated to the Honeybees and Waldorf Schools, in light of the 100-year anniversary (celebration) of Waldorf Schools in the world. This workshop includes pedagogical tools for teaching about the bees and a workbook for bringing bees into the schools. Practical work with the bees is part of the workshop as well as guidance for pollinator planting and transforming the gardens and landscape.

Sustainable Biodynamic Beekeeper Training: Two Year Program (2019-2020)

Type: 
Workshop
Class
Date: 
Thu, 06/06/2019 (All day) to Sat, 06/08/2019 (All day)
Region: 
East Coast
Additional Event Info
  • Session 1: June 6-8, 2019
  • Session 2: August 22-24, 2019
  • Session 3: June 4-6, 2020
  • Session 4/Graduation: August6-8, 2020

For those who are prepared for the most in-depth and comprehensive training in biodynamic beekeeping in the USA. Participants must have bees!

Spikenard Summer Festival

Type: 
Workshop
Class
Date: 
Thu, 06/20/2019 (All day) to Sat, 06/22/2019 (All day)
Region: 
East Coast

An opportunity for our advanced students to continue their learning and renew their inspirations with three days of special lectures, deepened beekeeping experiences, artistic work, stirring the preparations, and a St. John’s Festival celebration.

Mentorship Program

Type: 
Workshop
Class
Date: 
Sun, 06/23/2019 (All day) to Mon, 06/24/2019 (All day)
Region: 
East Coast
Additional Event Info
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For experienced biodynamic beekeepers – a pedagogical training of Spikenard beekeeping methods and guidance for those who want to deepen their own teaching and further Spikenard Biodynamic Beekeeping in the world.

Participants of this program will have the opportunity to fulfill their training sessions alongside personal, practical sessions that will be scheduled individually. In these sessions, participants will have one-on-one training and evaluations at the beehives with the Spikenard beekeepers.

Principles & Practices of Biodynamic Beekeeping—Part IV

Type: 
Workshop
Class
Date: 
Sat, 09/07/2019 -
09:00 to 17:00
Region: 
East Coast
Additional Event Info
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Health and Hive Management
Fall and Winter Preparation

Learn all about successful overwintering, including how to consolidate hive-space and resources, as well as methods of feeding, wrapping, care of illnesses, and other overwintering considerations. This workshop will touch on seasonal tasks from August to April.
Saturday, Sept 7, 9am-5pm
$75 ($260 for Parts I-IV as a package)

Garden Teacher Training Intensive

Type: 
Workshop
Class
Presentation
Date: 
Sat, 07/06/2019 (All day) to Mon, 07/08/2019 (All day)
Region: 
West Coast
Additional Event Info
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The Second Annual "Garden Teacher Training Intensive" with Willow Summer and Ronni Sands will be at Summerfield Waldorf School and Farm in Santa Rosa, Ca. July 6,7,8, from 9-4. Using their book, "Growing Sustainable Children", this course will look at developmentally appropriate gardening curriculum as well as engage in practical, hands on projects. We will address individual concerns and questions as well as an introduction to how to use and bring the Biodynamic preparations.

Principles & Practices of Biodynamic Beekeeping—Part III

Type: 
Conference
Workshop
Class
Community Event
Date: 
Sat, 05/11/2019 -
09:00 to 17:00
Region: 
East Coast
Additional Event Info
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Honeybees

Health and Hive Management—Part III—Spring and Summer Beekeeping

Hands-on guidance in beekeeping tasks through the spring and summer months, from swarm catching and growing the apiary to heath checks, expansion, wax management, and more. This is the third class in our four-part series on basic beekeeping and is intended as a continuation of Principles & Practices of Biodynamic Beekeeping.Topics covered include:

Principles & Practices of Biodynamic Beekeeping—Parts I & II

Type: 
Conference
Workshop
Class
Community Event
Date: 
Fri, 03/08/2019 (All day) to Sat, 03/09/2019 (All day)
Region: 
East Coast
Additional Event Info
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Honeybees

This is Spikenard’s basic class in biodynamic/sustainable beekeeping methods. This workshop will offer in-depth advice for those who want to have bees and for those who had bees and want to start again.

Conscious Beekeeping: Practical Organic Approaches for Healthy Bees and Growing Apiaries

Type: 
Workshop
Class
Date: 
Sat, 04/27/2019 -
09:00 to 17:00
Region: 
East Coast
Additional Event Info
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The growing popularity of small-scale beekeeping is good news for the bees, but it also raises its own set of challenges. Rarely does a small-scale beekeeper encounter Colony Collapse — but every beekeeper must contend with Varroa mites, scant forage, and scarce high-quality package bees and nucs.