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Jenny Bach of Bee Love Apiaries, and founder of the Honey Bee Education Program & Wise Womenʻs Beekeeping Retreat tending to bees in a top bar hive.

Wise Women Spiritual Beekeeping Retreat

Next Open Retreat:

October 16-21, 2023

   January 22-27, 2024  

  Join us January 22-27th, 2024, for the Wise Woman Spiritual Beekeeping Retreat on the beautiful enchanting Hamakua Coast, Hawaii Island.  This 5 night, 6 day retreat will train womb-havers to become sisters of the hive, bee guardians and learn the sacred intuitive art of keeping bees using the most gentle practices. This retreat will integrate the understandings and practices of ancient Melissae tradition combined with intuitive beekeeping practices.  All levels of beekeeping are welcome.  

Note: June 27-July 2022 and January 2023 is full. 

Apiary work (Beekeeping) 

We will train sisters to work with bees to become beekeepers/guardians using Intuitive and Holistic practices.  We will spend time opening hives, understanding the colony and their needs.  We will work bee hives daily. All levels of beekeeping are welcome. This retreat and training is for beginning and experienced beekeeping sisters.



Temple Work and Devotion: 

We will spend time in the temple to develop a deeper intuitive nature through the practices of the Melissae and Wise Woman traditions.  There is an intricate weaving of ritual combined with tending and caring for bees that will enhance our connection and skill as beekeepers/guardians.  The ceremonial, ritual and devotional work will naturally activate our own healing, bringing forth more magic in our lives. Yoga, body work/massage and additional healing workshops will be offered by trained and specialized Instructors during this retreat.


There is no other retreat like this.  The Wise Woman Spiritual Beekeeping Retreat offers an integrated approach to train womb-havers, sisters to care for bees using intuitive beekeeping practices while cultivating our own intuitive nature to guide our own lives.  You will gain skills to care for bees, be fed amazing meals and relax deeply during this retreat. 

Wise Women Beekeeping Retreat 2023

What Women Say

Red Gerbera


"If you are feeling the buzz, stop and listen to the call. 

I would highly recommend bee-ing part of Spiritual Beekeeping for women on your journey with the bees.

  It is a rich combination of sisterhood, self-reflection and healing, bee integration and education, and time on the beautiful island of Hawaii. 

Truly a special experience to deepen your path of tending and caring for the bees." 

Red Rose


"If you are not from the Hawaiian island and always wanted to go AND you love or keep bees, this is an AMAZING experience. The women leading the retreat were so knowledgeable and combine their teachings with such love and kindness.  I did not know anyone going into the retreat and now have more sisters from far and wide.  Iʻve been a beekeeper for 5 years and was trained "traditionally".  A lot of the practices I was taught felt quite exploitative of our precious bees. 

This retreat taught the more spiritual aspect of being a bee guardian.  Now I consider myself a gentle partner of the bees.  I feel more able to meet the bees where they have been desiring."

Gerbera Flower


"This is a powerful retreat that will satisfy your longing to sit among sisters and work with bees in a deep healing and life enhancing way. 

Itʻs a step into next level Earth stewardship and the rising of the divine feminine in each one of us. 

It was a perfect blend of earthy roots simplicity and luxury accommodations with decadent ceremonies.  I definitely feel less intimidated by the immensity and responsibility of caring for and working with the bees."

Gerbera Flower


"This was my first retreat. 

It has been more effective than I ever expected. 

The timing is like divine intervention for me. 

I now feel like I can see my true path opening. 

All the aspects we worked with: movenment, massage, song/chant, good food, medicine, and honey has brought me into a new profound state of balance and clarity of sight. 

I am deeply grateful and humbled to be here."

Red Rose


"I had an interest in learning about bees and also looking for a chance to get away and relax physically and emotionally. 

This was a very well run retreat with plenty of spiritually focussed practices, as well as some instructions on beekeeping.  This is not a course on the technicalities on beekeeping, but rather a retreat to connect with your female self, other sisters, the beautiful mother Earth and how it is all connected by understanding the way of the bee."

Red Gerbera


"A multi-sensory, multi-dimensional activation for those who yearn to deepen in devotion of stewardship of the Earth through the lense of the bees. 

Amazing teachers, and a heavenly environment to deepen into the body of self and the unified field."

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