Our hives are thriving with eager bees and we look forward to a bountiful harvest of honey some time in the fall. Brother Chrysostom is our beekeeper and manages to stay “sting free” most of the time. Some weeks ago he provided us with a sampling of the honey from one of our hives and it was delicious, to say the least.

Over the decades our Monastery has had bee hives and on occasion bears have invaded the hives, overturning the production of honey to themselves rather than to the monks.

Anyone who loves honey or is fascinated by bees, should watch the 2019 award-winning film, HONEYLAND, a glimpse into the life of a woman of Macedonia who makes her living cultivating honey using ancient apiary methods. Not to be missed!

You are in our thoughts and prayers and please pray for us. Thank you and God bless you.

Abbot Christian and the monks