The amazing Ariella Daly, aka Beekeeping in Skirts, joins me for this first episode of 2020. Ariella is a beekeeper, which isn't a title that fully encompasses all of her work—she works with the bees in a seer and healership capacity with embodied womb-centric practices.
So in this conversation, we talk about the esoteric realm of the bees with ancient way of the Melissae (the oracular bee priestesses of ancient Greece), how Ariella views getting stung by a bee, what we can learn from the bees especially when dealing with the heartbreak of living in a time of ecocide, reclaiming the feminine and ecstatic experience, and how the serpent relates to the bees.
"The hum of a hive is the hum of life." -Ariella Daly
- Ariella and I met at Liz Migliorelli's Folk Medicine and Magic of Old Europe class
- WeavingEarth is the organization Ariella mentioned about backpacking through the wilderness
- Ariella's teachers: Naomi Lewis and Kate Shela
- The Lyceum at The Sacred Trust
- The Shamanic Way of the Bee by Simon Buxton
- The Way of the Melissae workshop at The Sacred Trust that Ariella took
- Learning from the Bees Conference
- Ariella recommends looking at Tom Seeley's work on wild bees
More from Ariella Daly:
- Honey Bee Wild
- France: Apis Sophia retreat
- Dreamwork: Dreamweaving with Bees
- To Be Acquainted: An Introduction to the Honey Bee
- @beekeepinginskirts on Instagram
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