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2017 College of the Melissae

Online 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.

2020 Study Session

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3-month Introductory Seminar

Live Instruction; bi-monthly online Zoom classroom (begins April/May)

Additional instructional material provided; tips, troubleshooting, myth, meditations and more...

One online/phone mentorship meeting with Laura Bee

Receive a Wax Hive Cloth as a gift

Evolutionary Beekeeping

Pre-recorded lectures  

Additional instructional material provided

One online/phone mentorship meeting 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

One online/phone mentorship meeting with Laura Bee


















Courses will be offered as image-rich, with live &/or recorded video lectures.

Additional readings, essays, and video offerings

Auxiliary teachers

$100/ course  

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

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

Students that purchase the 3-month seminar receive a $300 discount.

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

Introductory Seminar; the Sacred Bee & Bee-centricity

This online three-month live-seminar will be offered bi-monthly in a live classroom on Zoom with additional bi-monthly instructions and recordings.  Begins March/April, 2020.

Topics covered will be both Evolutionary Beekeeping and Sacred Beekeeping Intensives with live instruction, tips, practices, curated links, articles, and documents, and live interaction.

Evolutionary Beekeeping

Evolutionary Beekeeping Short Course: as taught through the lens of a Bee-Centric philosophy with a 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, troubleshooting 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 Short Course

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

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

  • Meditative Techniques for Animal Communication

  • Dream Practice & Practicum

  • Ethics of Human: Bee Relationship

  • 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