Public Talk, “The Honeybee Crisis: Real Causes and Solutions,” this Friday evening!

Maine Coast Waldorf School and co-sponsors Avena Botanicals and Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture & the Environment are pleased to present biodynamic beekeeper Gunther Hauk for a public talk this Friday October 12, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, at Maine Coast Waldorf School’s Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport. In his talk, The Honeybee Crisis: Real Causes and SolutionsGunther will present a deeper picture of that being we call the honeybee and what brings it so close to our hearts. He will put the bee crisis into a larger context historically, as well as its connection to other crises we are in – agricultural, economic, social, and spiritual. Gunther will then give indications of what will help us overcome the crisis.

Gunther Hauk has been a biodynamic gardener and beekeeper for over four decades. A former college teacher in the United States, and then a Waldorf School gardening teacher in Germany, he returned to the USA in 1996 to co-found the Pfeiffer Center in Spring Valley, NY, where he also taught at Sunbridge College.  Since the publishing of the NY Times article “The Hush of the Hives” that year, Gunther has given numerous workshops on Biodynamics and sustainable/biodynamic beekeeping methods nationally and internationally. In his book “Toward Saving the Honeybee” (first published in 2002) he called for a radical change in beekeeping methods to help avert a great crisis.

In 2006 Gunther and his wife Vivian co-founded The Spikenard Farm, Inc. Honeybee Sanctuary now located in the Blue Ridge Mountains on 25 acres near Floyd, Virginia. Their workshops and training in Sustainable Biodynamic Beekeeping serve beekeepers throughout the USA and Canada . Gunther’s work was featured in two full-length documentary films about the honeybee crisis – “Queen of the Sun” (2010) and “Vanishing of the Bees” (2009), and he also produced his own educational film “Hour of Decision” (2015).

For more information: 207-865-3900, Ext 199 or [email protected].