We all live on one planet that we share with a myriad of other living beings. Most studies into animals and plant life on earth have only served to create deeper and deeper divisions by creating more and more subgroups highlighting their differences from other species. My work over the last 15 years has been to see the animal world, of which we are part, as one, with a common destiny, a common purpose and a common language.
Pea Horsley is the UK’s most highly regarded animal communicator, TEDx speaker, grounded teacher, empowering mentor and best selling author of three books, ‘Heart to Heart, The Animal Communicator’s Guide Through Life‘, ‘Loss and Love‘ and ‘Animal Communication Made Easy‘. Pea facilitates natural habitat wild animal communication retreats, teaches people from all walks of life and provides an online course for beginners. Learn more at: www.animalthoughts.com.
We are all aware that the honeybee has fallen from grace. More than a century of an ever-deepening alienation from the spiritual wellsprings of life appear to have led us to view the honeybee as an agricultural animal existing to serve our needs. I hope to inspire you to expand your views of the sublime creature that was revered by our ancestors and is now at risk of falling victim to our ignorance. I believe that we are called upon to review the conceptual framework of natural science to better understand how the survival of the Bee is connected with our future.
Heidi Herrmann has been a beekeeper for twenty years. Born in Bavaria, she graduated in modern languages, worked as a Conference Interpreter for the EU, UN, British and German governments, and raised a family in the UK. Heidi is a founder member of the Natural Beekeeping Trust, served for many years on the Council of the Biodynamic Agriculture Association and is Advisory Editor of Natural Bee Husbandry Magazine. She currently lives in Sussex, keeping horses, sheep and bees, managing apiaries, studying anthroposophy. The NBKT is a key contributor to new directions in apiculture, currently engaged in various honey bee rewilding projects at home and abroad. The Trust initiated the “Learning from the Bees” impulse, an annual international gathering of bee scientists, artists and ecologists.