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Bees Know Best at Oceanside's Prince of Peace Abbey... etc.

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17 May 2011

Bees Know Best at Oceanside's Prince of Peace Abbey...



By rosaliecushman       05/16/11

So I went to the Monastery recently to get away from it all.  I've done this before, having visited several around the United States over the last 20 years.   My recent visit happens to have been in our own backyard, so to speak – Prince of Peace Abbey in Oceanside.  For me, the peacefulness and mysticism experienced while visiting these places seems so natural, as in part of nature.  It seems so obvious that humankind is meant to respond to our own rhythms and that of our surroundings without dramatically messing up the planet, instead enjoying both bounty and beauty that is plentiful.

During my stay I ate well (too well!), slept well, meditated well, walked well, along with enjoying some interesting conversations with both brothers and visitors alike.  One of the monks, Brother Blaise Heuke, is a beekeeper, and has harvested honey for nearly 40 years, with a 10 year lapse in production.  At its height, Brother Blaise was extracting 100 gallons of honey a week, which is substantial.  He told me that "a few years ago his bees began to die off, leaving me nothing.  The honey flow stopped and the bees all died," he said chagrinned.   

Initially Brother Blaise was perplexed but was determined to get to the bottom of the problem.  This took some time while he initiated many adjustments to the hives he had built and tinkered with the placement of them. Originally, the hives were situated behind workshops at the rear of the Abbey's property on the crest of the hill.  In time he began to connect bee demise with the presence of four cell phone towers that had been built on the Monastery grounds near Camp Pendleton and became suspicious.   

At first "I gave no notice to the towers since there could be other things that cause bees to die, such as bug spray," he continued.  But after giving it more thought "I decided to move my bees to a different location.  I used my cell phone to help locate a 'safe spot'".  The 'safe spot' consisted of no cell phone reception, of course, and he moved his hives away from the electromagnetic fields of the towers.   Over time the bees "came back" and so did the honey.

Now Queen Bees are incredibly prolific.  One Queen Bee will lay approximately 2000 eggs a day.  Drone (seasonal male) bees and 20,000 to 40,000 Worker bees turn that into enormous amounts of honey in the comb cells.  The Workers collect nectar from flowers, return to the hive, work together and regurgitate the nectar into the cells and 'whallah' – honey is produced.  Actually, there are a few more steps than this but you've got the picture.

Electromagnetic fields are another story.  They are also part of nature.  However, not all 'parts of nature' are supposed to co-exist in the same neighborhood of massive electromagnetic 'loads', as it were.   Since Brother Blaise's insightful experimenting more than a decade ago, numerous studies have been conducted around the globe as others began to notice a problem.  The bee population in the US and the UK has decreased by nearly half in the last 30 years, proportionally coinciding with the increase in cell phone usage.  Scientists have discovered that bees actually become disoriented when 'under the influence of cellular transmission'.  The frequency confuses them causing them to leave the hive.  Essentially, their own internal 'radar' is tampered with by the electromagnetic fields of cell phone usage, sort of like a natural 'jamming' that occurs.  

 Does Brother Blaise advocate getting rid of cell phones and towers?  No.  What he does suggest is that mankind needs to be more mindful of the nature that instructs us and accommodate it.  We are stewards of all life and all is intricately related.  After all, it has been known for centuries that besides the delicious honey they produce, bees play an essential role in our eco system by pollinating our agriculture, fueling the very food we humans depend on for survival. 

After earlier watching some honey he extracted from the cones, filtered through a centrifuge, Brother Blaise sent me home with some honey.  It is astonishingly fresh, sweet, uncontaminated and pure.  The Abbey's gift shop sells it to the public.  Brother Blaise also sells his 'used wax' to Del Mar's beeswax candle company, sometimes for hundreds of dollars.  So besides a much needed respite for a few days, I learned about honey production, electromagnetic interference that is deleterious to bees in the form of cell phones and towers, and about wisdom gained from the simplest sources.

For additional information on bees, visit http://inhabitat.com/its-official-cell-phones-are-killing-bees/ .   Prince of Peace Abbey in Oceanside is located high on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean, 650 Benet Hill Rd, Oceanside, CA  92058.   Brother Blaise Heuke has lived there since 1959.  The bees preceded his arrival; he is their most ardent advocate and care-taker.  In his own words: "I can speak out against them (the cell towers) since I won't lose my job and I have no money invested" –one way or another.  Indeed! 


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