When you are truly living not just talking about it but actually LIVING your truth, standing hard in it well that’s the stuff of gold friends… I had the pleasure of going to a bee tending class at Jen Bee’s place over the weekend. We started off with a fantastic talk with Jen explaining bee behavior, types of bees, as well as her natural common “sense” approach to taking care of bee’s and many other bee study stuffs. We had a fantastic potluck with lovely local fruits and veggies as well as some home made kombucha!
We were all sitting on the couch eating our lovely dishes with bee tending books surrounding us… I picked up one of the books and opened it to find this beeUtiful poem…
Up spake their queen and thus spake she -
“This is a matter that rests with me,
who dares opinions those to form?
I”ll tell you when it’s time to swarm!
Buzz, buzz, buzz
Her Majesty wore an angry frown,
in fact her majesty’s foot was down!
Her majesty sulked – declined to sup
In short her majesty’s back was up.
Buzz, buzz, buzz
We all proceeded to start dawning on our bee keeping suits, with thick gloves and wide netted hats and long sleeve shirts, long pants and toe shoes to prepare to meet the bees. It was my first time looking into a bee hive and I was excited and I wanted to be properly prepared as we all did. The fear of the unknown and bee stings on our mind… We marched down to the first bee hive honey buckets in tote!
Out of the corner of my left eye came a figure, I had heard about Jen and her amazing skills but I had no idea what I was about to witness. We know our minds, we know our spirits, we know our connectivness. We understand our “sense” of things and our abilities… I don’t know why after all of the miraculous things I have witnessed, I don’t know why after all of the divinity I see around me and the understanding and connection with nature; why I would be so surprised when I saw her. There were tears forming in my eyes and trickling down my face as Jen Bee walked up to the beehive, — no suit, no gloves, nothing but her love of them… By the end of the day on the last hive, we were all comfortable enough to take our layers off, take our fear off and we enjoyed the bees with Jen bee ~ Thankful for meeting you Jen and for your amazing gift as well as you gift of teaching and sharing your knowledge! ahhhhh oh I mean buzzzzzz :-D