Honeybees are fascinating creatures. But in today’s rushed world our only thoughts of bees seem to be about what “busy bees” we have to be to stay afloat in this economy. Dancing with a Thousand Bees offers a different perspective. Inspired by the multifaceted approach that bees themselves take to creating, author Karrie Marie Baxley weaves together visual art, poetry, and prose to create her story of a honeybee, a woman, and the magic of nature. When an artist decides to move from the city to the country and take up beekeeping, she has no idea the impact her decision will make on her life. Embarking on a surprising journey of self-discovery, which also awakens her to the mystical world around her, she begins to see just how critical the tiny bee is to life on this planet—and how much we all can learn from one of nature’s greatest feminine masters.
Touching on themes of environmentalism, feminism, and shamanism, this book is a creative, layered story that educates, inspires, and delights. Addressing fun facts about the honeybee as well as the plight it currently faces, the author recognizes that the first step toward changing our environmental impact is to be awestruck—and she writes accordingly.