Blessing of the Hive
A few months ago at our Winter Thing we collected money for a hive of bees. With those funds, we purchased an established hive of wintered-over bees raised and kept here in upstate NY from the fine people at Betterbee. In February a hive body was painted and prepared, and Tribe members put wax on frames. Recenty, at the March gathering we took out the rune and wolf-adorned hive to the ve where all laid hands on it and blessings were said. The hive was literally built and brought into this Kindred by the work of the larger Tribe. Very excited to see the months ahead on this farm where the occasional honey bee flys past the torch lights and campfires for the rituals, the workers who create the honey who will create the mead.
Photo by Dax.