Debra Roberts is a sacred steward of honey bees. She is one of an increasing number of women who care for bees without chemicals or toxic substances and with thankfulness, nurturing, and respect. Debra likens the ways in which she relates to bees as similar to the practices of great spiritual traditions: being calm, focused, and clear in your intent, slow and smooth in your movements, feeling grateful, and approaching others with respect. In this Filiz Telek short video, Holy Bee, Debra discusses the spiritual practice of beekeeping.

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  • jenn

    Beautiful. Thank you. I garden and when I am really there and focused it is something like that-the sacredness and how it's all interconnected. And of course the bees!

  • Zillah

    I heard "sacred practice" and fell down. Thank you for saying it out loud, even in this other place I don't think of myself and my responsibility in. This hit me in a clear way, and I had to share it with my mom, who is a quiet, true, queen Bee.

  • G

    wonderful video. remarkable creatures, bees. I do wonder, since she speaks of all natural beekeeping, why she uses Langstroth hives? does she use foundationless frames? anyway, many veterans with PTSD have been learning to become beekeepers, for all the reasons she speaks of. it's the vibrational energy that strikes me. a few humming bees on my hand sets up a vibration that travels up my arm, to my chest, to my soul. I sing to my bees. thank you Debra.

  • Cindy

    Beautiful explanation of how synergy works re bees and awareness!

  • Lynda Leonard

    Debra embodies what she teaches. I love how she holds the bee sacred, and how the honey bee becomes a teaching on the micro and macro of life itself. Her LOVE and sincerity shines through all that she touches.

  • Garrity Marianne M

    Lovely, appreciate Debra'a way of being. Beautiful, strong woman who is caring for and about us all. Blessings to Debra and her generous spirit.

  • evelyn

    How absolutely beautiful it is to be Aware of our Oneness. What magic could happen on earth if we humans would recognize our interdependence, as the Bees do.

  • Jen Comeau

    Honey bees have Divine Feminine symbolism, so it is no wonder more women are bee keepers. I am a bee host (bee hives on the seven acres where my home resides), and plan to become a keeper when I retire. I love the bees we have, and talk to them all the time. <3 <3 <3

  • Frank Proske

    We are all part of the universal energy that is both matter and spirit. She is a divine example of connection to Self and the rest of the greater SELF.

  • Joan

    Nice video...I do hope she treats any Varroa infestations with chemicals and not spiritual awareness...

  • Kristin Pedemonti

    Yes How wonderful! Her exuberance!

  • Susan L. Chast

    To take the time to be cared for as well as to give, always assuming a mutual relationship. WOW!

  • Carol

    What a delightful woman! Love her attitude toward the natural world and bees in particular. Loved her calm, gentle voice, so full of knowledge and wisdom, plus her lovely smile. She's a force for good. Blessings on her!

  • Anita

    what a lovely woman. I'm so grateful that there are such good people in the world doing such fundamentally important work for our collective well-being.

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  • Learn more about Debra Roberts and sacred beekeeping.
  • Read "For the Love of Bees" a fascinating conversation with journalist-author-bee keeper Meredith May.
  • Plant some bee-friendly flowers in your garden this week. For more inspiration, join a conversation with Debra Roberts this Saturday (June 24) at 9am PDT.

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