My Bees did not make it through the winter. I had them for about three years .They arrived as a swarm and they were tough as nails . The sorrow froze my heart and when I opened them up I found out they never got to cluster back on one of those days that went from 60 Fahrenheit to well bellow freezing. They left stores of honey waiting in the empty hive.
In despair I bought three packages and although I was told they will arrive April 1st my broken heart did not want to hear it . I was still mourning my hive.
I think it was around the 29th my house started to smell like a hive. I know it sounds strange but it is true. The first time I have bought Bees same thing happened to me. So I knew I will hear something soon. On March 31st I had a phone call my Bees were ready to meet me . I had exactly an hour to drive there . It was very exciting and scary because it was raining and freezing cold . When I picked them up I was told I could keep them for few days inside .
I drove back home singing to them and telling them about the gardens and about my plans .
After they stayed inside the house with me for few days I took them out on April 2nd, the first warm, sunny day in a very long time . They were so happy to be out of the wire cage they did not fuss about a thing and everything went smooth .
I stood there in awe and gratitude watching them cover my hands and flying everywhere Love was in the air and I felt a shift.
One week later I opened them to retrieve the queen cages and they already had drawn comb and stored pollen . They were diving full force into their work .
I start them with just a sliver of wax foundation at the top of the frames so they get a chance to build in their own natural measurement and they love it.
I also feed them for the first three-four weeks Bee Tea. ( Cane sugar syrup or honey mixed with herbal tea and essential oils like Lemongrass , Eucalyptus , Thyme and Spearmint) . The tea strengthens their immune system and gives them confidence in the first days of making comb and getting adjusted to a new place .
Tomorrow on Easter Sunday they are three weeks into entraining me in their frequency. Since their arrival Trees flowered, Dandelions emerged, the Weather is tamed , everyday is Paradise again and I barely touch the ground .
While they are busy bringing loads of pollen I am cleaning the garden around the hives . Although I could give them individual names they told me many years ago their name is Andromeda . They also taught me to listen with my heart , never treat them and never assume I know better .
Bees have very high frequency and if you are open they will telepathically inform you of their needs and also teach you some zen wisdom.
One of the first lessons I have received was Bliss. They actually make me feel it in their presence . Meditating with them daily helped me understand our natural state as Bliss , Oneness and unconditional Love . It is those moments that reminded me why seven years ago in the biodynamic beekeeping class I sobbed watching the movie Tales from the Hive . It is deep ingrained into our hearts to live in these states , yet we are drawn in separation and we fight with life .
Tomorrow we celebrate Easter. To me the celebration goes beyond its religious connotation . I celebrate Nature’s resurrection and my own from sleep walking into being present , allowing my Soul to shine and striving to embody my Spirit .
A lot more about Bees , Andromeda and Love soon.
Until then I wish to radiate all they filled my heart with into yours .