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As we enter the cold season our hives become quiet and focused, entering the deep prayer of winter. In our rainy Pacific Northwest climate, skies gray over and drizzle much of the time and days can go by with nary a bee in the air. When a warmish sunny day comes, you’ll see bees leaving the hive for short cleansing flights and to search for any remaining pollen and nectar flowers. All through fall frosts we still had flowers in bloom on our farm, much longer than other years — blue borage, the last of the buckwheat, stray dandelions and in the greenhouse bolting flowers of the summer crops. Then we had the cold snap in early December and the fields folded down for winter.
This is the time we pause to assess how our past year went and what we can do to welcome the coming year. Our fall class was well attended and joyful and I have much gratitude for those of you who enter into your relationships with bees with such a sense of service. Each person brought a summation of what went well and not so well in the just-past bee year. These stories demonstrate our growing skills in observing with kindness and without judgment, how we carry love in our hands and hearts as we task ourselves to be in service of the hive.
The fall class went so well we decided we ought to do a quarterly “Tales of the Hive” class wherein everyone shares their hives’ stories. Classes begin again in January.
Nifty things to do on our website:
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1. Sign up for our Bee Newsletter. I’ll tell you what I’m doing with our bees and share insightful posts and upcoming classes. The link is on the upper right side of this page. This is how I keep in touch with you. When you sign up, you should receive my last seasonal issue. If you don’t, please Email Me and I’ll make sure you do.
2. Do you live in the greater Portland OR & Vancouver WA area? Want to be notified of future Bee Classes and get-togethers? Join our Bee Meetup group.
What do we talk about? To read the bee class topics, Click Here
3. My book is nearly complete! I am writing about what the bees have taught me about their role in the world. Fascinating information that I often share in my classes. Soon as I have a release date, I’ll let everyone know in the bee newsletter so be sure you’re signed up.
5. Cool news: I was invited by the U.S. Embassy and the USDA to help rural beekeepers in Dominican Republic establish a biodynamic and organic honeybee program in February 2013. A marvelous journey sharing our knowledge (we went with our good friend Michael Thiele from www.GaiaBees.com). We just learned our Dominican Republic program has been funded to continue for the next five years! We are thrilled they are so open to this respectful knowledge and willing to take the time to deeply listen to bees.
We’re eager to share our journey and conversations with the honeybees. In the meantime, since you’re here, click on the link at the top of the page titled “Listening to the Bees” and you’ve got your choice of reading or listening to me speak about how I got started with honeybees and where they’ve been taking me. I hope you enjoy it.
warmly, Jacqueline Freeman Human Bee-ing