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Nine Lectures on Bees ( given in 1923 at the Goetheanum) by Rudolf Steiner Manuscript version


These lectures were given by Rudolf Steiner to the workmen employed on the building of the Goetheanum. For some years Rudolf Steiner had almost every week devoted an hour to the spiritual welfare of those who laboured, whether as masons, smiths, plasterers or joiners, etc., in the erection of the building he had planned. They were an expression of the gratitude of his so kindly-human, social nature to those who co-operated with him in the completion of this remarkable building.

All who are interested in bees will find in them not only rich and suggestive content but also a deep understanding of the Spiritual in Nature.

Modern bee keeping – what’s wrong?

Much of modern beekeeping, like intensive farming, is geared to maximum production, and, like modern agriculture, its husbandry relies on chemical solutions to man-made problems. This […]

Addressing some questions asked by vegetarians and vegans about Biodynamic produce by Peter Brown, Director of the UK Biodynamic Association

Today many people are vegetarian or vegan and they are so for a variety of reasons. For most, the reason is a striving to live by […]

Queen of the Sun DVD, Taggart Siegal running time 82 mins

Queen of the Sun DVD, Taggart Siegal (running time 82 mins)


“Revelatory! Honey has never looked so delicious. Or so precious.” – Jeanette Catsoulis, New York Times

“Stunning…as soulful as it is scientific, as uplifting as it is alarming. Siegel sets himself and his film apart with exquisite cinematography and awe-inducing visual artistry.” – Film.com

The Spiritual Foundations of Beekeeping, Iwer Thor Lorenzen


This small book, a hidden gem that has never before appeared in English, is essential reading for anyone who cares about the future of the honey bee and the future of humanity.

IWER THOR LORENZEN (1895-1976) was born in Harrislee Flensburg, Germany, and began his career as a teacher in 1914. Whilst serving in the First World War, he became acquainted with anthroposophy – as founded by Rudolf Steiner – through a fellow soldier. After the war he returned to teaching, later moving into special education. He set up his own school near Hamburg in 1949, where he remained until his retirement. Having worked as a volunteer in the Zoological State Institute in Hamburg from 1935 onwards, Lorenzen was also a biologist who was revered for his love and knowledge of beekeeping, particularly amongst biodynamic farmers. He published his key work on beekeeping in 1938 and wrote another nine books as well as numerous articles on the insect and animal world, metamorphosis and evolution.

Sustainability NOW: bee-positive

Bees, together with all pollinating insects, are essential to the future of mankind: they are responsible for pollinating one-third of the food we eat including our […]

Seasonal Tips

As days get longer & warmer, soils warm up, seeds germinate easily and plants grow fastest, making May and June one of the busiest times in […]

Conference 2019: Ralf Roessner

Biography: A passionate bee keeper who as a biodynamic gardener also grows and processes the light root. Organic and Demeter certified light root products are developed […]