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2017 College of the Melissae

Online Short Courses

These online courses are designed to give an overview of Beekeeping Practices, Trends, Ethics and Approach.

With the concepts of animal welfare, environmentalism and deep respect for the Honeybee and all pollinators, we will explore the many approaches to Natural Treatment methodologies, conscious protocols and future-thinking.


Evolutionary Beekeeping

Pre-recorded lectures  

Additional instructional material provided

2 online/phone mentorship meetings with Laura Bee

Locals to Southern Oregon receive one on site mentoring session at your apiary

Sacred Beekeeping Intensive

 online class presented as a series of lectures 

additional reading material, practices, audio lectures, meditations and videos provided




















Course will be offered as image rich, video lectures with opportunity to review recordings

Additional readings, essays and video offerings

Auxilerary teachers

$100/ course  

Students that purchase both programs are available for a $200 discount on the regular tuition price of the

2020 Study Session of the College of the Melissae; Center for Sacred Beekeeping

Course will be accessed through a password protected page on this website.

Evolutionary Beekeeping

Evolutionary Beekeeping: as taught through the lens of a Bee-Centric philosophy with thorough overview of current beekeeping philosophies, methodologies and technologies.

  • Introduction to the Six-Fold Path as designed by the College of the Melissae: Science, Sacred, History, Mystery, Art-Medicine and Activism

  • Beekeeping methodology, trouble shooting and ethics

  • Learn about Alternative Hive Styles: Top Bar, Warre, Modified Langstroth, Tree-Hives, Bee Built comb

  • Bee-Centric Beekeeping philosophy and practice: The Bee IS One Body, how would they have us interact with them?

  • Treatment-Free Theory: Impacts, perceptions and potential

  • Forage as Beekeeping Essential: Considerations for forage development

  • Discussions on Sugar Feeds and recipes/essential oils

  • Activism: ideals, modalities and ways to help

  • Introduction to (and promotion of) practices, discoveries and concepts developed by: Michael Thiele, Gunther Hauk, Jacqueline Freeman, Corwin Bell, Les Crowder and our own College of the Melissae: Six-Fold Sacred Path

Sacred Beekeeping Intensive

Sacred Beekeeping Intensive

  • Introduction to the Six-Fold Path of Sacred Beekeeping: Science, Sacred, History, Mystery, Art/Medicine, Activism

  • Overview Bee-Centric and Treatment-Free Philosophy and Practice

  • The Mystery of the Meteorite

  • Meditative Techniques for Animal Communication

  • Dream Practice & Practicum

  • Ethics of Human:Bee Relationship

  • Ethical Apitherapy (beyond venom) (Guest Teacher Patricia Algara)

  • Ceremonial Explorations

  • Simple honoring Rituals

  • Introduction to Bee-Goddess Archetypes from around the world

  • Minoan And Anatolian Goddesses and the Incense Road

College of Melissae

Center for Sacred Beekeeping