Thursday, October 11, 2012

Three Great October Bee Events Coming Up!

Three great bee events coming up ... Have a gander:
Monday, October 29, 7 - 9 pm, Canon Lounge, Warren Wilson College, $10, for more info call 771-3066. (Flier attached for more information.)
"The honey bee and hive products have historically played a large role in dis-ease care and prevention. Science is finally catching up to what naturalists, herbalists, and acupuncturists have known for years. Learn about harvesting and using Honey, Pollen, Propolis, Royal Jelly, Beeswax and Honey bee Venom for human health."  Ross is fabulous, wrote one of the seminal books on natural beekeeping (before that term was even really used in bee circles) and his mentor was the famous Charles Mraz from Vermont who was a truly epic pioneer in apitherapy (and a gol darn wonderful guy). Beekeepers, herbalists, all kinds of health practitioners, everyone under the sun, moon and stars should come to this amazing event.

2. BEGINNING BEEKEEPING with Diane Almond, her third annual class series at the NC Arboretum! 
Three consecutive classes on Saturday afternoons starting Oct 27 (Nov 3, Nov 10) from 12 noon til 4 with time before and after to visit and look at resources. 12 packed hours (total), but lots of room for individual participation and there will be treats and hands-on stuff during a midway break.  Arboretum members $48; others (get free entrance/parking) @ $58.  Here's the link to register or for more info:
Class is 25 students only so please sign up as soon as possible.  And if you have questions for Diane directly, call her at:  828-684-8488.

"I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend this series of classes.  Diane is one of my most favorite bee teachers in the world. She is clear, funny, insightful and will leave you feeling more confident than ever to step into beekeeping.  Class is capped at 25 students only, so sign up soon!," says Debra Roberts.

Friday, October 19, 7:30 pm, White Horse / Black Mountain, $10, For more info, call Lisa at 273-1488.  

BeeSting, a short film, is a lyrical outpouring of creative force, addressing the emotional, physical, and spiritual challenges of breast cancer against a backdrop of the declining bee population and the burgeoning toxicity of The Earth.  BeeSting illustrates the imbalance of the feminine in our culture; both how it manifests inwardly with the disease of our breasts, and outwardly with the pollution of our planet.  Combining shadow puppetry and cinematographic techniques, the story moves between metaphor and realism, blending personal expression, medicine, humor, poetry, and gratitude.  Flier attached for more information.  Award-winning puppeteer Lisa Sturz's courageous journey with cancer informed this wonderful work.

Thanks to Debra Roberts for sharing!

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