This hexagonal chart shows the six main research areas of the network:
ECOLOGY & BEE CARE
The size, shape and opening systems of the beehives make a big difference in terms of comfort for the bees and the level of disturbance caused by opening the hive. Like humans, bee colonies have different personalities: some like to be in close contact with humans and some prefer to be remote. We are offering different types of hives that correspond to these affinities.
-Creating a bee-friendly environment
Bees love trees as much as trees love them. They support each other and complement each other’s work. Over the past few winters, many members of the network have planted thousands of trees and shrubs to regenerate forests. Land regeneration goes hand-in-hand with increasing biodiversity as well as enhancing nectar supplies for the bees.
For the bee, human-administered treatments create a dependency upon humanity. They create the illusion of success in the short-term, but carry no sustainable solution for the long-term. The parasites develop resistance to the treatments and become increasingly vigorous and resilient. Even though they are considered less toxic, so-called ‘organic’ treatments, when applied systematically, generate similar effects.
Anti-parasitic treatments affect the health of the bees along with the health of the humans who handle them. Even though treatments are usually applied outside of the harvest season, the hive is a continuum… and numerous toxins are still found in the wax and the honey.
Bees create a protected hive-space using propolis, a kind of glue that they produce out of resins.
Propolis acts as a filter of electromagnetic, telluric, and cosmic radiation. Each time a human opens the hive, the propolis seal is broken. If the opening is sudden and without a preliminary contact with the Hive Being, the shock may be brutal, especially if the colony is fragile. The ensuing repair work demands some serious effort from the bees.
We strive to minimise hive openings to protect the integrity of the colonies.
Bees and stars
The moon and stars have a strong effect on bee behaviour. Special attention is paid to the cosmic configurations whenever we have to work with a hive.
Geobiology and bio-energy
Some places are more or less suitable to the bees’ needs, in terms of vitality and other energetic conditions. We scan the land in order to place the hives in the most beneficial spots, oriented following specific Earth energy lines.
A large portion of the honey for sale through mass-market retailing – almost two million tons per year – is adulterated.
In BeeWisdom, honey harvest is not our primary goal. Nevertheless, when the bees are healthy and thriving, they might be willing to offer some honey. In that case, we use it as a medicine, a valuable gift, or a celebration.
Art is the window of the soul. The artist is an interpreter who renders visible the invisible.
The Bee Deva is a muse, who invites us to look, to listen, and to feel beyond the forms. Bees know how to appreciate music or dance, and they can feel when humans express themselves with their soul.
The hive aura is a beautiful place to meditate. The constant humming of the hive is emitting frequencies that help us to drift into low brain wave frequencies, calming the mind and opening wider spheres of consciousness.
-Shamanic approach to the Bee Deva
Throughout our history, numerous traditions consider the bee a messenger of the Gods, recognising her characteristics as a mediator and carrier of information between worlds.
The Bee Deva is a group Soul, a collective consciousness. Her knowledge of the architecture of the physical and subtle worlds is extraordinary. This knowledge makes her a shaman of the animal world. Healer, muse and teacher together, she offers herself as a guide and mediator, humble and devoted.
Shamanic journeys (accompanied with the drum or other instruments) invite us to merge with the hive and her wisdom, bringing new understandings of the functioning of the universe and insights regarding our own life questions.
A beehive is a whole universe, a library of knowledge. Bees can be incredible teachers in understanding cosmometry (sacred geometry), and the mysteries of Nature cycles.
-The unified field
Bees are constantly reminding us that we are part of undivided wholeness in flowing motion. Being in contact with the bees increases our psychic abilities to perceive the world in its holographic fractal structure.
Being in the presence of the bees, in their morphic field, is highly beneficial to our healing journey.
Within the BeeWisdom network, we learn to use the fruits of the hive (honey, wax, propolis, venom), whilst being in close contact with the bee Deva.
Many people like to say, “The bees are in trouble, we must save them.” In response to this naive and touching injunction, the Bee Deva says: Bees don’t need to be saved. If there is anything to heal, it is the relationship which you maintain with the Bees and with Nature; this is where the source of the imbalance resides. To change the world, begin with changing yourselves, and observe the resonance that this generates around you. Reconsider your belief system and adapt it to your new discoveries. Train your ego to be in service to Soul. Create networks, and gather yourselves! Bring together your respective qualities for seeding new fields of consciousness, and plant forests and gardens to bring new life to dried fields – those of your heart as well as those of the planet.
The presence of bees on a land brings a great support for its natural regeneration. Bees are caretakers of the etheric field of the Earth. Through their mere presence, not to mention their processes in the hive and on the flowers, they revitalise the ethers and participate in maintaining the “pump” of the flow of life.
There is currently an incredible momentum of curiosity towards the bee all over the world. Furthermore, certain bee colonies are also very curious to get to know the human beings in other contexts than the exploitation system we have been in for so long.
In Alentejo, we regularly open the doors of our “bee-craft” to children and adults who want to experience a sensory approach to the hive.
We have developed pedagogic hives and tools, which allow deep contact with the bee world through sounds, smell, observation and touch, without any risk to humans or any disturbance for the bees.
Bees are a deep source of inspiration for social organisations and community life.
The functioning of the BeeWisdom network and the BeeGrid are based on principles taught by the bees.