How to Be a Beespeaker
May 31, 2007

Basic Beespeaker Tips for Everyone

--Cultivate a gentle, receptive non-harming presence. (Ahimsa)

--Practice speaking in a soft, soothing voice.

--Cultivate an awareness of bees. Pay attention to the minute details.

--Keep an insect journal. Mark down the first ladybug of the year that you see. Fill it with sketches and notes on insects. Count the bees on the way to school and keep track of them in your book. Make notes of the relationships of specific insects to specific kinds of flowers. Write poems and songs for and about the bees.

--Read all you can about bees and other insects.

--Study the relationship between cultivated and wild bee species.

--Be attuned to the energy and non-verbal communication of the people around you. Give them the gift of your calming energy.

--Find a quiet garden where you can fall into a drowsy state of meditation. Lose yourself in the bees around you.

--Learn to see life from a bee's eye view.

--Plant medicinal herbs for the bees.

--Learn to hear and sniff like a bee.

--Imagine a life without bees, then nourish a sense of gratitude for the presence and diversity of bees.

--Don't wear artificial scent. Use lotions made from botanicals.

--Learn how to hum to warm up your voice and calm yourself right down. Hum in groups.

--Talk to your ancestors though the bees. They're waiting for your messages.

--Talk to the universe through the bees.

--Find your way back home to your tribe. Dance them your stories of pollen baths and nectar feasts.

--Promise the bees you will take care of them.

--Make enough honey so that you can store some for winter and give the rest away.

--Take a nap in a flower.

--Take that leap of faith: believe in the bees.

--Let the beauty you see be what you do. (Rumi)