The honey bee has lived in close association with human beings for millennia. Tragically, however, humanity’s once intimate connection with this unique creature has been harmed by our increasingly utilitarian and exploitative dealings with the natural world. We are now in urgent need of re-establishing a deeper relationship, not just for the sake of the bees themselves but for the whole of nature – and of course for ourselves.
From “The Spiritual Foundations of Bee Husbandry” by Iwer Thor Lorenzen
Lorenzen – a true master beekeeper – provides numerous insights to enable a more fruitful engagement with the living world. 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.