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Zen and the Art of Living with Bees

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March 2, 2014: “Bees: Living between Heaven and Earth”
May 24, 2014: “Gathering Sunlight”
September 7, 2014: “The ‘Bien’: The Lifeline of the Biosphere”
Location: Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, Muir Beach, CA

This three class series will explore the honeybee from new vantage points and will provide an overview of a holistic approach to apiculture. Topics will include: biology, the life forces and natural gestalt of bees, alternative beehive designs, a comprehensive approach to bee-health and varroa mites, an overview and study of the life-rhythms and cycles throughout the bee year, biodynamic approaches and bee-centered management, along with the the study of various texts and contemporary bee research. This series is designed to be a resource for practicing beekeepers as well as for beginners and all “bee-lovers”.
Can be booked individually and as a series. Reservations accepted after November 30, 2013 at www.sfzc.org

Sunday, March 2, 2014
I. “Bees: Living between Heaven and Earth”:
Tools, information & preparations for the beginning bee season, with perspectives on the nature of the oneness of the hive as a macro/superorganism.

Saturday, May 24, 2014
II. “Gathering Sunlight”:
The hive as an interface; exploring new approaches of living with bees; Interconnectedness with seasonal cycles and rythmns;
Sunday, September 7, 2014

III. “Bees: The Lifeline of the Biosphere”:
Strategies for health; bees and their (agro)-cultural quality and their pivotal role for life on earth. Introduction into Apisophia;

Region: 
West Coast
Type: 
Workshop
Location: 
Santa Barbara, CA
United States
Date: 
Sun, 03/02/2014