We cannot wait to see you at Bee Fest: Bee-ing and Living in the Canopy of Community on Saturday March 7, from 10AM to 2:30 PM, at Summerfield Waldorf School and Farm.
We will be gathering as a community to learn more about, and connect with, our local bees, but we will also focus on spreading goodness, re-enlivening our connection to nature and working for the good of our expansive community — all themes that are also modeled by bees!
As Waldorf education’s founder, Rudolf Steiner, said: “That which we experience within ourselves only at a time when our hearts develop love is actually the very same thing that is present as a substance in the entire beehive. The whole beehive is permeated with life based on love.”
So let us celebrate love… love of one another, love of our bees and love of our natural and social ecosystem.
We will gather at 10:30 AM for a Welcome and movement together through Eurythmy and then from 11 AM – 12 PM the children will have various activities based on their age such as an early childhood puppet show, crafts, acorn potting, and a presentation by an 8th grade beekeeper on her experiences. Older students and adults can spend that same time with Michael Thiele — Apiculturist, Zeidler, Founder of Gaia Bees and Apis Arborea — for a poetic experience of the beehive and the life of the bees. Documentary filmmaker and Summerfield alumnus, Cameron Nielsen, will even share his journey into documenting the life of bees and will give us a sneak peak of his new film debuting March 21st at two film festivals!
From 12 – 2:15 PM, we will continue our variety of activities for all ages including log hive carving, the creation of a bee mural, two film showings and more crafts!
At 2:15 PM we will enjoy honey cake together to end our celebration of Bee-ing and Living in the Canopy of Community!
This event is hosted in honor of #Waldorf100 the Waldorf Education Centennial Celebration, and the corresponding GreenBee Wildlife Web initiative — where Waldorf schools worldwide are hosting events in honor of saving our world’s bees.
Please RSVP for childcare, for children 12 and under, during the keynote event (11AM -12PM) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you will join us!