December 29th, 2022
New Year with Honey Bees and Natural Beekeeping
Anna Maria is back
I (Lucian) am infinitely enthusiastic that Anna Maria is stepping back in the world of teaching. She is one of my best teachers, and I have been under the tutelage of some of the top world class teachers in my academic and professional trainings throughout the years. Her approach to teaching about honey bees and natural beekeeping synthesized with herbalism for pollinators and ecological design, peppered with the history and mysticism of our interdependence with these life giving creatures, uplifts one's intellect, spirit, practical wisdom and overall wellbeing. I personally wish all beekeepers and all life loving people out there put on the worldview lenses of the skills, values and ways of being she so effectively instills inside the mind and the heart through her teachings. I am thrilled for the people that will take her courses and I am taking all of them again! Can you read the extreme joy on the faces of the graduates of her Bee Guardian Apprenticeship from 2018 in the picture below? These people have been doing amazing things with that wisdom.
She is offering 3 online courses via our permaculture farmstead entity, Sun And Bloom Farms, all starting this winter. There is an Intro to Honey Bees, 2 session mini-course in January, exploring who the honey bee is for us humans in depths that should be part of every single human's education for living on planet Earth. There is also an Intro to Natural Beekeeping, also a 2 sessions mini-course in February, that provides the background of what natural beekeeping is, the methods it promotes, how to find bees and set up your first hive, what kind of materials and equipment you will need and some notes on what maintenance looks like in your first year - the value is way beyond the $100 it costs. And then there is her signature deep dive 9 months course, that transforms one into a holistic regenerative natural beekeeper and life sustaining guardian, the Bee Guardian Apprenticeship - this wisdom just does not exist out there in this format, it is powerful and transformative and it starts in February 2023! I hope you or someone you know and will tell about this course will join - I know I will! Here is a picture of Anna Maria in her zone with the bees to get an idea of the magic!
Additionally, if you are an audio visual kind of person, see the video below we recorded last year on the unique winterization homes we designed, built and installed for our bees. The apiary scene was and continues to be infinitely magic and I love sharing it with people. Hope to see you in one or all of the courses.
We inspire, empower and support sustainability together!