HONEY & HOPE
Inspired by the queen bee who calls forth the swarm with honey and hope, ten luminaries will share stories of how they have pushed boundaries, connected deeper with Nature, learned from ancestral wisdom, gained inspiration from within, and/or sought to affect systemic change.
From indigenous cultures to integrated psychedelia, from ecofeminism to environmental economics, together we will explore questions about mindful, meaningful living and how we can individually and collectively sprinkle honey and hope from our own hives to humans and non-humans far beyond.
April 7: Dr. Stefan Stângaciu from Apitherapy.com
April 21: Dr. Elsa María Cardona Santos from Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research
May 19: The Melissae's World Bee Day Ceremony
June 16: Matthew Shepherd from Xerces Society
July 14: Max Dashu from Suppressed Histories Archive
September 15: Clare Dubois from TreeSisters
September 29: Starhawk from Earth Activist Training
October 20: Melanie Kirby from Zia Queenbees
November 17: Chiara Baldini from BOOM Festival
December 15: Hanifa Nayo Washington from Fireside Project
Art and more...
2022 BEES, DREAMS & MEDICINE
Full-Series (10) Subscription $160 (get 2 free)
6 Speakers $100 (save $20)
3 Speakers $55 (save $5)
1 Speaker $20
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MEET OUR 2022 SPEAKERS
Thursday, April 7
12–2pm Pacific Time
Dr. Stefan Stângaciu
Mysteries of Bees:
Intelligence, Communication, Medicine
Around the world honey bees are known for producing honey and for greening the planet through pollination. Less known is their ancient relationship with humans, dating back tens of thousands of years; their inherent intelligence and wisdom, passed down to those who “listen”; their contributions to medicine, whereby almost every byproduct of the hive—honey, pollen, royal jelly, propolis, even bee venom and beehive air—can be applied to humans to prevent or cure various illnesses (aka “apitherapy”); as well as a little understood, slightly controversial theory that bees can sense our “auras” and administer healing bee stings where needed.
Dr. Stefan Stângaciu, one of the world’s leading apitherapists, relays personal and professional stories of working with bees throughout his lifetime, during which he’s observed their behavior and developed theories about and practices surrounding their intelligence, communications, and medicine.
Stefan is a Romanian physician, focused primarily on apitherapy, a practice that uses bee products to heal numerous ailments. Renowned as one of the world’s foremost apitherapists, he has successfully treated thousands of patients throughout Europe, North America, and beyond. Stefan is President of the Romanian Apitherapy Society, Honorary President of the German Apitherapy Association, Secretary General of the International Federation of Apitherapy, founder of Apitherapy.com, author of apitherapy books, and a keynote speaker at many international conferences.