Monday, January 9, 2012

Day #454 Honey Bee Sanctuary

I just saw a website for a honey bee sanctuary in Florida. It’s called Spikenard Farm, and the background picture on their home page makes me drool.  All that lush green and the gorgeous bee-friendly flowers !
I’m going to quote them directly from the Sanctuary tab on their site (I’m the one who bolded several of the phrases):
Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary was founded in the certainty that there can be a better future for the honeybees. Today the sanctuary has become more and more an oasis of beauty, peace and joy.

The Spikenard Honeybee Sanctuary is a place where the honeybees can live and thrive, safe from exploitation and mindless exploration into "whatever is possible, try it". The question "How much honey do you get from your bees?" urgently needs to be revised into "What do the honeybees need to become and stay strong enough to withstand the onslaught of our modern time with all the visible and invisible damaging agents?"

Their present loss in vitality and reduced capability of survival is not only caused by conventional agricultural practices with their monocultures and poisons, but also by our attempt of making beekeeping as profitable as possible which has driven and shaped our practices for over 100 years.
Here’s the site if you want to explore further:
And here are some of the most amazing pictures from their gallery:
I made a donation using PayPal on this page:
I hope you’ll consider doing the same.
BEEattitude for Day #454:
       Blessed are those who let bees be, for they shall hear our song and be comforted.
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