Come join us as we celebrate the health, joy, and tradition of artisan sourdough bread baking at the Honeybee Sanctuary. This workshop will delve into the life and vitality of natural yeast, the light and health of freshly milled grains, and the all-encompassing warmth of our Quebec Earth Oven. Each participant will have the opportunity to practice and witness the process, as practical learning will be paired with demonstration and lecture.
Session 1: May 24-26, 2018
Session 2: July 26-28, 2018
Session 3: May 23-25, 2019
Session 4/Graduation: July 25-27, 2019
Time: 9am-5pm daily
Location: Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary, 401 Hideaway Lane, Floyd, VA 24091
For those who are prepared for the most in-depth and comprehensive training in biodynamic beekeeping in the USA. Participants must have bees!
Date: October 5-6, 2018
Time: Friday from 2pm-6pm; Saturday from 9am-5pm
Spikenard’s New Hive and Sun Hive
Date: Wednesday – Saturday, August 15-18, 2018.
Time: 9am-5pm daily
Note: cost includes lunch and snacks each day
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.
Formerly known as the “One Week Intensive”
Date: July 11-14, 2018
Time: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 9am-5pm
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.
Cost includes 2 snacks, and lunch each day.
Date: May 5, 2018
Time: Saturday: 1pm-5pm
For families who want to learn about the magic of bees together with their children and go home with a small pollinator condo for the native bees! We have some of the best pollinator flowers to plant for sale.
Cost of $45.00 is per family.
Time: 9am-2:00pm (Registration 8:30am, class begins at 9am)
Come join us for an exciting workshop focused exclusively on the principles and practices of top bar beekeeping!
Workshop topics include, but are not limited to:
Position and Form: Working with roundness in the horizontal
Top bar methodology
Tasks and care from March-September
Feeding, Treatments, Monitoring
Date: August, 25, 2018
Time: Saturday: 8:30am: Registration opens; class begins 9:00am – 5:00pm
Suggestions for a successful overwintering and new start in the spring