[covering Findhorn, the Findhorn Park, Kinloss, Forres, Rafford and related communities.]
It is now commonly known that Bees face a serious threat and need our support. There is much information available on the topic of Neonicitinoids (neonics) and the dangers of modern bee keeping methods and practicies. But it is not available as it might be, for instance in many Garden Centers.
Dorothy Maclean, one of the 3 Founders of Findhorn community, says:
“The successful functioning of bees on the planet is a vital need. One third of all our food is pollinated by bees. I choose to invoke the vast loving power of my inner divinity to bring about the successful functioning of bees here and throughout the world, spreading joy everywhere.”
A regular Bee Meditation takes place each Tuesday at 5.15 at the Findhorn Nature Sanctuary – All are welcome
Save Our Bees by planting Safe Seeds and Safe Plants
This symposium was organised by the Findhorn Foundation and looked particularly at the spiritual nature of bees and sacred beekeeping practice down the ages. It seems that bees are more than third dimensional beings, and work with the light and the Etheric levels.
- Sat 6 August 2016 (7 days)
How to Help the Bees
- Where to go for organically certified plants and seeds in the UK.scottishorganicdirect.pdf, comprehensive list of all organic food suppliers, some of which offer organic seeds.
(For international please see actforbees.org – Julie Armstrong`s own site based in Australia).
The list above was compiled originally by Gelda MacGregor, incorporating input and feedback from members of the Findhorn Nature Group. This is a labour of love and investigation arising from Julie`s visit, the Love food, Love Bees day I Seed Companies helped to organise with Isabella G at TTF,and the discussion cevening led by Kim at Savitri. Gelda.
Prof. Dave Goulson
Pesticides and Bees: Keeping Bees Safe In Our Gardens
Lots of material and links here, particularly strong on the interactions between Bees, forage food and pesticides.
This is another very good short U tube clip from Prof. Dave Goulson about pesticide spraying in garden centre plants contributing to bee losses…even with RHS recommended plants, it`s unbelievable!
Also an interesting information image on who pollinates UK apple crops..answer is top pollinators apparently are solitary bumblebees!
Blessings and zzz Gelda
John Salt, Rafford, Forres
ACT for Bees
Julie Armstrong was inspired by the plight of bees on a visit to Findhorn in 2013. On her return to Australia she took action involving a community art project and the creation of Act for Bees website (see actforbees.org).
Julie returned to Findhorn on a visit in 2016 and re-inspired members of the Nature group. Workshops were held in The Park Findhorn and at Transition Town Forres.
Practical Actions for Findhorn
- Seeing the bees, healthy and thriving. Meditating & sending them love.
- Production of an information leaflet
- Information of where to obtain safe seeds and plants.
- Point of sale within the park for Safe seeds?
- Planting truly Bee friendly plants in our own gardens and considering the wider Bee Garden for safe bee foraging i.e. Hinterland, Findhorn, Kinloss, Forres
- A garden trail through the park to include information for supporting bees & various of Dorothys messages.
- A fun & education day at this years Culture festival in September.
- Visit and educate local Garden Centres
Sources and Gratitude:
- Gelda MacGregor <>
- Isabella Guerrini <isabellaguerrini
- Kim Mawer <>
- John Salt www.moraybeedinosaurs.co.uk
- John Wragg <> 01309 691 883 (Webmaster)