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‘Introducing the Magical World of the Honey Bee…’

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Saturday March 24th 2018 ‘Introducing the Magical World of the Honey Bee…’

with Simon Sleeman osb

Every creature is a glittering, glistening, mirror of divinity.” Hildegard of Bingen.

We are aware of the importance of bees for the future of our life on this planet. How much do we know about them?

We will look at the magical world of the honey bee. How they build in the dark and dance too – how they nurse younger bees and act as guards preventing any strays from getting into their hive.  We will get look at the art of keeping bees and whether this could be a suitable activity for you.

We will sample some of their products, honey, wax, propolis, royal jelly, the sting (at least look at it and how it works).  Did you know that bee venom has been used for many years to treat arthritis!

Simon Sleeman, BA in psychology and MA in theology and organisational development. He is a former Headmaster and Bursar at Glenstal Abbey where he has been a monk for over 40 years.

Information: Bring suitable outdoor boots/clothes.

Registration 10am @ Monastery Reception.

Finish @ 5.15 with option of staying for Vespers @ 6pm

Cost: €85 (including lunch, morning and afternoon tea/coffee)

Booking: events@glenstal.com  / 061 – 621005