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Sustainable Biodynamic Beekeeper Training – Floyd, VA

- August 18, 2016 -


Aug 18, 2016 - Aug 20, 2016    
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Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary
401 Hideaway Lane, Floyd, VA, 24091

Sustainable Biodynamic Beekeeper Training 

For those who are prepared for the most in-depth and comprehensive training in beekeeping that we offer at Spikenard! 

This class presents a unique learning opportunity for all who would like to immerse themselves into a holistic understanding of the Sacred Bee. It is this knowledge that inspires and guides our practice of keeping and caring for the bees and for working with the earth.

The main objective of this training is to deepen the understanding of the honeybees and the laws of nature, which are the laws of life, in order to arrive at appropriate beekeeping practices that strengthen the honeybee’s compromised immune system and restore health.

By going beyond traditional/organic/natural beekeeping methods, we will explore beekeeping practices that will bring the honeybees and us into the future. A new way of relating to the animal kingdom is dictated by the needs of our times. The overarching goal of healing will lead us into a deeper understanding of the most holistic way of enlivening the landscape and forage for the pollinators: biodynamic agriculture.

This training will have a total of 4 sessions (3 days each), two in 2016 and two in 2017. Each session will include lectures, group sessions, practical experience with bees and artistic activities that will help train our sense of observation, a necessary tool for rising above ‘recipes’. After completion of the four sessions and reading requirements, the training will finish with a certificate for biodynamic/sustainable beekeeping. As these sessions are conceived as an organic whole, they can only be taken as a whole and in proper sequence. Number of participants is limited. 


1. June 2-4, 2016

2. August 18-20, 2016

3. May 11-13, 2017

4. July 20-22, 2017

Cost: $ 1,280 total

Location: All sessions will take place at the Honeybee Sanctuary Visit for registration and more information.