2019-09-30 07:58:35

Last week I went to a local park while I was in Miami and discovered there were no bees. I’ve been in a wistful state of grief and anxiety since that walk in the park.
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I scanned the park for flowers. Not much blooming. As a beekeeper I tend to take stock of flora for bee foraging automatically.
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Thinking maybe it’s late in the season, even though it’s the tropics and I’ve seen bees that live outside on trees over winter in Florida. I kept scanning. I found patches of clover on the grass. No bees.
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Devastated, I couldn’t even sit and meditate like I had planned. Too hot. And it felt hollow and dead. I was relieved to see a giant lizard in the mangroves.
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As a child, I would lay in the clover at William Land Park, under the stretching sycamore canopy, listening to the hum of bees all around me. The cool damp grass on my back.
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Finding no bees in the clover has shaken my core. My neighbor recently sprayed their property and it wiped out my last native melipona beehive. I don’t want to keep bees here now. It’s now a death trap, not a sanctuary.
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Bees are going to be a central theme in my upcoming 40-day meditation challenge, Breath of the Cosmos: a meditation for Radical Self-Love.
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As I prepare to launch this week, I encourage you to keep an eye out for our pollinators. Do what you can to plant bee forage for them this winter in the northern hemisphere. (My seasonal planting guide has tons of ideas, link in bio). And put out a water spot for them in Southern Hemisphere.
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Meditation has helped me find resilience for climate chaos, sitting with what comes up, especially my grief for Pachamama and her kin. Thank you for looking out for our pollinators.
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Repost @photoe.m
#clover #wildflower #beemagic #bees #pinkflowers #climatestrike #savethebees🐝 #meditationchallenge

2019-07-28 09:14:51

#sundaymorningvibes
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“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” -Pablo Picasso “Plenty” by @autumnskyeart #give #gratitude #honey #abundance #love #oshun #oxum #goddess #bees #orishas #blackeyesusan #shareyourgifts #queenbee #picasso #picassoquote #pablopicasso #spiritualfitness #flowforchangemakers #5dimensionsrhythmandflow

2019-05-20 07:33:50

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
— Mahatma (Mohandas Karamchand) Gandhi

In my freshman year of high school I was placed in Sophomore level World History. I chose to study and write a paper on Gandhi. His devotion to truth through civil disobedience so moved me.

Living in a place where satyagraha is outlawed, the question becomes “How does one practice devotion to truth in these circumstances?”.

Through prayer and sadhana I examine how I may be an oppressor in my life. Through resolving internal oppression and disharmony we can create peace on Earth. I bare witness and hold space for peace by ending the subtle acts of violence on myself, my soul, my spirit.

I am honored that the spiritual name given to me reflects Gandhi’s given name. May my heart work in the world become a facet for his light to continue shining into the darkness. •
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#worldbeeday #bees #beesofinstagram #pollenators #beesarelife #savethebees #beebutt #wingedcreatures #ilovebees #inflight #feedyoursoul #findyourself #morningritual #changemakers #youarelight #rainbowlight #walkinbeauty #findyourhive #kundalini #lightworker #alchemist #ancestraldiet #liveyourmagic #wildfit #satyagraha #sadhana #gandhi #gandhiquotes

2019-03-28 09:57:52

Orchid bees are delightful. We have several nests here at the sanctuary.
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SPIRIT OF LIGHT ✨
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Male of EUGLOSSA MIXTA, better known as bee of the orchids. Without a doubt, the most beautiful !!! 😍

The males of these bees travel great distances throughout their lives to collect the aromas of the flowers, mainly orchids, to then create their own perfume and release it during courtship.

Repost @dianacaballeroalvarado
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ESPÍRITU DE LUZ
Macho de EUGLOSSA MIXTA, mejor conocida como abeja de las orquídeas. Sin duda, la más hermosas!!! 😍
Los machos de estas abejas recorren grandes distancias a lo largo de su vida para colectar los aromas de las flores, principalmente de las orquídeas, para después crear su propio perfume y liberarlo durante el cortejo.
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2018-03-20 07:53:04

Happy Equinox! 🐝💕
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Let’s bee friends.

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2017-11-23 07:29:52

Great to be around MesoAmerican beekeepers this week. #savethebees #meliponicultura #meliponas #abejasreinas #abejasnativas #beekeeping #bees #antigua #guatemala

2017-11-17 07:50:43

Arrived in Guatemala City for the 10th Annual Native Bee Congress. #abejasnativas #beekeeping #beeks #bees #savethebees

2017-07-24 05:57:59

Graffiti of Cueva de la Arana (Spider Cave). Honeycomb collection, 5000 bce 📷 @beekeeper___p ・・・
Raccolta del miele, pittura rupestre risalente al 5000 a.c. e si trova nella “cueva de la Arana” presso Valencia. #bees #art #history
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2017-05-11 12:18:56

Love ❤️ me some bees 🐝 in the basil 🌿. *
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2017-04-06 09:31:35

Last summer my lavender hive requeened after I had to pinch the queen. It was a strong hive, but slightly aggressive. After I requeened, it settled down. The other queens I reared also are doing well after the winter. I love queen rearing. 🐝❤👑#motherofqueens #beekeeping #bees #queens #permaculture