Biodynamic Beekeeping: An Introduction
with Keith Gelber
Biodynamic beekeeping aims to minimize environmental stress factors while allowing bees to develop in accordance with their true nature. Join our Demeter-certified biodynamic apiary (biodynamic bees) founder Keith Gelber to learn how to start your own hives or to utilize biodynamic techniques in your current beekeeping practices.
Biodynamic Lifestyle Series
September 2017 - June 2018
This series is held one Saturday a month for 10 months from 9a-5p, with topics including biodynamic preparations, medicinal plant cultivation and remedies, beekeeping, compost fertility, seed saving, animal husbandry, cosmic rhythms and planting calendars, spring planting, plant pathology, and seasonal cooking and food preservation. The series is designed as a whole, but workshops can also be attended individually. Each workshop offers something for everyone, from beginners to experienced practitioners.
At the heart of our campus sits our integrated biodynamic farm. This includes the one-acre, Demeter-certified Raphael Garden and five acres of Demeter-certified pasture for our biodynamic animal husbandry program. Founded in 1987, the farm supports small-scale, year-round vegetable production, medicinal and culinary herbs, a seed-saving operation, and seasonal fruit. All in a beautiful serene setting.