Spikenard Farm Brings Honeybee Solutions to Richmond Waldorf School








Richmond Waldorf School is proud to welcome Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary to our campus on March 2 and 3 to lead our community and other interested individuals in exploring sustainable solutions to the Honeybee crisis.

The greater Richmond community has a wealth of clubs and resources for beekeepers, but the approach of the beekeepers at Spikenard Farm is unique.  Gunther Hauk, the founder of the  Spikenard Honeybee Sanctuary, has been teaching at Waldorf Schools and working with bees for almost 40 years.  He co-founded the Biodynamic Pfeiffer Center in Spring Valley, NY in 1996 and has taught at Waldorf schools in Germany and the US.

As Waldorf education celebrates 100 years in 2019, the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) has requested that Waldorf Schools celebrate next year’s important anniversary by creating gardens for pollinators and possibly having honeybees as part of our campuses.  These events at RWS will help us join the nationwide Waldorf movement to support safe spaces for pollinators.

Spikenard Farm is a remarkable place which the fifth graders from RWS experienced during a fall trip there.  The principles of Waldorf education, Anthroposophy, and biodynamics are at the heart of their work, and they are excited to bring their deep understanding of stewardship of the earth to the Richmond Waldorf community.  The lecture and workshop are open to the public and will enhance everyone’s understanding of the honeybee while enriching our knowledge of Waldorf and Rudolf Steiner’s work.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, March 2, 7:00 – 9:00 – Lecture and Q&A led by Gunther Hauk and Alex Tuchman

$10 recommended donation


Saturday, March 3, 9:00 – 4:00 – Biodynamic Beekeeping Workshop

$45 – $60 sliding scale (payable in advance or the day of the event)

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We hope you will join us. Anyone interested in participating in the lecture on March 2 or workshop on March 3 is encouraged to call Richmond Waldorf School at 804-377-8024.