I asked my sweet friend, the Rev. H. Elizabeth Back, an Episcopal priest and beekeeper to share what she’s discovered God through her beehive. I hope her words will be as much of a blessing to you as they are me:
Jesus first made himself known to me when I was four years old looking at a blooming spring bouquet.
As the bees foraged, I heard God say the words, “This will be your life.”
You’ve heard of the burning bush. God spoke to me from a buzzing bush.
In that moment I understood God was calling me to be a priest in the Episcopal Church.
Forty years later I would accept another call: to become a beekeeper. After careful research and preparation of a hive I purchased a three-pound box crammed with 10,000 honeybees, a tin can filled with sugar water, and one virgin queen in her cage. Continue Reading...