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July 29, 2017

Bee Wisdom

Wisdom – omnipotent moving- embracing this world, informing everything that is and everything that has life in one unending circle.

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February 23, 2017

Native Species of Bees at the Abbey

I’ve noticed that every morning my little garden is visited by one or two blue banded bees, (one of our native species). I’ve seen these blue banded bees visiting the lemon balm and the lavender.

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October 21, 2016

New Hives at The Apiary

“It doesn’t take much to fall in love with your bees. They have such a beautiful nature.”  Adrian Iodice – Earth Garden Magazine No 176

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July 2, 2016

Wintering Bees

You might think that the bees are sleeping through winter. Well, I think not!

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March 5, 2016

Song of The Bees

After the bees come home from foraging, they spend their time fanning their wings to create air-flow in the hive.

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February 29, 2016

Abbey’s First Honey Bar

Today is an unstructured day but there was great activity in the kitchen and an air of expectation and excitement was evident as ...

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January 2, 2016

In God’s Good Time

There is a season for everything under heaven. Right now it's bee season, and here at the Abbey we have just experienced an amazing sequence of events.

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October 3, 2015

And So It Begins…

On 2nd and 3rd September, our bee caring mentor, Adrian Iodice from Beekeeping Naturally, visited us. Adrian, Sr Veronica and I discussed all things bees, bee spirituality and shared some great books. There is so much history to beekeeping!

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September 24, 2015

Natural Bee Keeping Workshop

Would you like to learn about bee keeping? Adrian Iodice from Natural Beekeeping will be giving a workshop on the weekend of 7 & 8 October here at the abbey!

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September 5, 2015

Natural Bee Keeping Has Its Challenges

There’s so much to discover about the care of our bees. I feel very protective of them already. I have established a bee garden, after finding out which flowers they love, but more importantly...

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