Save the Beekeepers
Join us in the real-life journey through beekeeping, agricultural and economic development, environmental restoration, and faith. Yes, we care about God, our bees and the beautiful creation God has given us. And we care about you and your family. We are in this together. And we dedicate our Save the Beekeepers blog to you!
The Old Log Chapel: Dr. Moe Sill’s Love for His Community
What are Y’all and How Did You Get Here? If you’re wondering how the monks came to West Virginia and what we’re up to nowadays, this article answers those questions and a lot more that you may want to ask when you run into one of us somewhere around town. The short...
Blessing of The Bee Hives
Every year the Bee Monks at Holy Cross Monastery bless the bee hives with holy water, prayer and hymns. This is a centuries old tradition in the Eastern Orthodox Church.
The Hidden Work of Bees and Monks
“My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste.” Proverbs 24:13 It is an age-old tradition in monasteries to keep honey bees. This is particularly true in Russia, where accounts of monastic pilgrims down the line of...
A Beekeeper’s Prayer
Saints Zosimas and Sabbatius of Solovki blessing the bees O Master, Creator of the heavens and the earth and of all things, the little with the great, remember us who are thy creation as we are mindful of thy little creatures, the bees, in name of the Father and of...