Gaia Bees advocates for a fundamental shift in Apiculture and develops new practices toward a bee-centric approach. We examine how the bio-integrity of Honeybee nests can inform and heal our apiaries and landscapes, and how the wisdom of Honeybees can be an inspiration for the evolution of new paradigms of life.
Gaia Bees promotes alternative and bee-centered bee hive designs and offers installation and care for “landscape apiaries”.
Our mission acknowledges the importance of the instinctual wisdom of Honeybees and their fundamental birthright to express their life form freely. These core principles are the essential part of our vision of healing. We are developing programs which link these core elements with biodynamic and indigenous components as well as entomological research of wild Apis Mellifera.
- Changing paradigms of our relationship with Honey Bees.
- Restoring the biosphere through linking to wild Apis Mellifera.
- Defining the fundamentals of apiculture with the principles of the life forces of Apis Mellifera.
- Bees are an inspiration for an (agro-) cultural, emotional, psychological and spiritual renewal.
- The wisdom of the Honeybees presents an opportunity to step into a creative field of finding new ways of living.
The oneness of the bee colony reveals the interconnectedness of the world, and of ourselves within the world. In the past centuries as bees became a commodity of modern agriculture, a deeper meaning and understanding of their true nature was lost. Only a bee-centered approach can help us to reestablish a reverent and respectful relationship with them.
In this pivotal time when life on earth is in transition on so many levels, the bees enter our awareness worldwide through their struggles. They can become an inspiration for a change in our cultural, emotional, and agricultural landscape. The Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner emphasized that “we need to study the life of bees from the standpoint of the soul”. In the end, the world shows us whenever the soul element is missing in our lives. The current plight of the bees shows us the repercussions of our limitations. As our life-long allies, the bees mirror our own struggle to live in this world. Their encouraging message is to wake up – to wake up to this fragile, wonderful and precious world, to wake up to a heart-centered reality. May we all wake up!