After “hiving” the packaged bees, I was initiated and inoculated; stung on my nose and third eye. It wasn’t my presence they objected to, but on bad weather days, leave them alone.
Prior to ordering the hives, I attended four Saturday beekeeping classes. One instructed us to medicate the hives to protect against parasites and disease. Another instruction in my head “informed” me that I would protect the hives using frequencies.
From an old bee magazine, I read that the healthy bees lived in Hawaii. Hawaiian bees have a great variety of food sources, less exposure to pesticides and were relatively pest free. And, Hawaiian beekeepers are largely organic beekeepers.
I also read that in 1954 Woods recorded the sound of bees in their hives. He linked the sound frequencies the hive produced to their behavior at the time. For example: A reading of 90 hertz indicated that the hive was at rest. In my research I learned that a particular hive sound recorded and played to another hive provoked the bees in that hive to initiate a specific behavior. This assured me that if I played the sound of a healthy hive to my hives it would stimulate the hive to maintain a frequency level consistent to a healthy hive.
With high expectations and low digital recorder skills, I flew to Hawaii to capture the sounds of healthy well-nourished bees. Well, the details are in my book, The Beehive Effect: Ancient Rites – Quantum Principles. All I can say is that I showed up with the equipment and they carried the day.
From the hive recording, David burned two CDs, one for bees, Bees Healing Bees, and one for us, Bees Healing Beings. The “for-us” CD was beyond my comprehension at the time.
Back to the newly initiated beekeeper; I started with two hives, Joy Luck and Gold Run with a third under construction. A month after installation, I was deliriously happy to report that the girls were working hard and fast! My bee mentor and his daughter came to inspect my hives fully suited. But my “girls” were so easy that gloves and veil were soon dispensed with and it was “hands on” in lifting out the comb frames and probing the cells for a taste of fresh warm honey!
“It was fun to come and see your bees. They look healthy and [are] doing what they're supposed to do: storing honey and pollen and raising brood. The population will increase and you’ll see more and more activity at the hive. They're ready for their second brood box. They are certainly the mellowest bees I've ever worked with.” They are also ahead of schedule. I wasn’t ready to tell him that my bees are naturally way-ahead-girls, they are bathed in the song of their Hawaiian sisters.