Building the BeeArc
Social, Cultural and Economic Renewal
Inspired by the Honeybee
33 Years Inspired by the Honeybee
Over the last 33 years James has pioneered a number of medical and social initiatives inspired by the honeybee.
Through Nature's Laboratory Limited he has pioneered research and development of a new range of remarkable medicines from the beehive which he calls Apiceuticals.
Through Common Cause CIC and The Dispensary he has developed the concept of three-dimensional health within community – health which depends on social and spiritual factors as well as purely physical and economic factors.
Through Threes Company he has pioneered the concept of three-dimensional health for organisations - businesses, not-for-profits and statutory bodies – social and spiritual health as well as economic health.
Rediscovering the True Meaning of the Honeybee
From the very beginning the honeybee has been revered as a guide and companion for human beings.
- In Egypt
Neith was worshipped throughout Egypt, where her temple became known as the 'House of the Bee'.
- In Greece
In the Temple at Ephesus, the priestesses were called Mellissa and the priests were called Essene or King Bee.
- In India
The Hindu gods Vishnu, Krishna, and Indra were called Madhava, the nectar-born ones, and their symbol was the bee.
"And thy Lord revealed to the bee: make your honeycomb in the mountains and in the trees and in the hives which men build and eat all the flowers and fruits and do in the way of thy Lord submissively. There comes forth from their bellies a liquid of many hues, in which there is healing for men. Therein is surely a sign for men who reflect." Sure Al Naho, the Qur'an
The Bee, verses 68-69
Honeybees are Having a Hard Time
Colony Collapse Disorder
31% of honeybee colonies in the United States died in the winter of 2012 - 2013.
Human beings have turned the honeybee into a one-dimensional commodity.
"Whoever looks at a beehive should actually say with an exalted mind; making this detour by way of the beehive the entire cosmos can find its way into human beings and help to make them sound in mind and body." Rudolf Steiner
Nine Lectures on Bees, 1923
The honeybee has been a guiding hand to human beings from the beginning of time
Throughout time, throughout the world, honeybees have been associated with the priestly function and spiritual understanding.
The honeybee has a social organisation where community is stronger than individuality
The example of the honeybee can stimulate new ways of human beings living together.
Honeybees occupy a unique and crucial space within nature, producing unique and powerful foods and medicines
Human beings are beginning to understand the potential honeybees bring to our agriculture, food and medicines.
Human Beings are Having a Hard Time
Community Collapse Disorder
Human beings are facing cultural, social and environmental meltdown in a society dominated by economics.
Human Beings are Three-Dimensional
We Have Three Bodily Systems
- Nervous System
- Respiratory System
- Metabolic System
We Have Three Life Realms
- Cultural Life
- Social Life
- Economic Life
Building a Three-Dimensional BeeArc
The BeeArc is a model around which both the honeybee and the human being can rebuild, repair and regenerate their wholeness - their three-dimensional being.
The Discovery Centre
Listening and Looking
Finding New Understanding
Taking the visitor on a journey through the spiritual, social and economic meaning of the honeybee.
- Cultural Pavilion
- Social Pavilion
- Economic Pavilion
The Research Centre
Learning with Laughter
The Universe City of the Beehive
Living Science exploring our spiritual/cultural, social/communal and economic/environmental life.
Living with Love
New Ways of Living and Working Together
Re-balancing our economic, social and spiritual life and serving others.
- Craft Workshops
- Living Space
- Community Space
A place where we can explore and put into practice more appropriate and sustainable ways of living, working and celebrating life.
Will You Help Build the BeeArc?
A healthy beehive can contain up to 70,000 honeybees working together to build their community.
Will you become one our 70,000 BeeArc friends and supporters?
For more information contact our International Friendship Coordinator Paula Carnell at firstname.lastname@example.org