For 120 million years the bee has danced with plants, making the earth what it is today.
The bees play an essential role in the vitality of Earth. A role of pollination, purification and peacemaking. Bees carry pollen from flower to flower bringing new life to the biosphere and creating nourishing food for the animal kingdom. Their symbiotic relationship with plants teach us how to unite in harmony with the land.
Their remedies also play an important role in our collective wellbeing. From medicinal substances of honey, wax, propolis, royal jelly, venom and pollen, to the pure air that surrounds the hive. The creations of bees are highly therapeutic for the human body, mind and soul.
Today we see challenges bees and plants face. The impact of toxic chemicals, habitat destruction, pollution in the soil, water and air are felt in our collective heart. In light of these challenges, a new generation of Bee Guardians are emerging in a united fellowship who are joining forces with the bees.
Bee Guardians Gathering in Newrybar to celebrate the opening of the first community Bee Sanctuary in the Northern Rivers
The study and research of ancient and traditional beekeeping methods will preserve the intangible heritage of bee culture, one of civilisations earliest arts.
As our planet transitions into uncharted waters, remaining closely connected to organic food systems is essential. Pollination ensures an abundant harvest of local fruits and vegetables.
Allowing natural adaptation of wild and managed bee species will see bees build natural immunity and genetic resilience to pests and disease.
The golden age of pure medicinal honey and natural beekeeping will overcome the challenges facing bees and people. Adulterated honey, chemical toxicity and habitat destruction will all be restored by the next generation of Bee Guardians.
In the last 10 years Australia has lost more than 200,000 hectares of habitat meaning many beautiful habitat trees. Creating new cavity sites for bees will allow for natural reproduction through swarming, and the propagation of life.
Bees connect us with the land , sky and the solar cycles of time. Through natural beekeeping, bee hunting and rewilding, we honour the traditions of our ancestors.
The Colony Bees Association centre for exploring and learning from the bees