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With a heavy heart we have decided to postpone the gathering we greatly looked forward to in Devon this year. It does not seem wise in the present mood of uncertainty to make any plans for gathering in a public place. Thank you for your interest in Learning from the Bees, we will remain in touch.

About the event

"This was a bee meeting of an entirely new order, we let our hearts speak, we put the bees ‘centre-stage’ in all our deliberations, whether artistic, scientific or cultural. The bees were with us."

More past conference reflections - here

Learning from the Bees 2020 will be an intimate contemplative gathering of 120 people on the beautiful grounds of Dartington Hall, UK. For this third conference dedicated to Learning from the Bees we will converge in a spirit of reflection, celebration and enquiry  as we acknowledge the honeybee’s place in this world as a creature worthy of respect and protection in its own right.

Learning from the Bees conferences are unique, bringing together natural beekeepers, scientists, philosophers, artists and writers from all over the world.  At Dartington we aim to explore the wider ramifications of rewilding the honeybee in the context of deepening our own relations with the natural world. What are the spiritual imperatives of our time? How do we tackle our estrangement from the well-springs of our existence? Do our hearts need rewilding?  What are the boundaries in ourselves that stop us from living in harmony with the earth and each other? Who are the bees, truly, and how can we know them?

We have woven a strong international network of initiatives which share the common objective of returning health and resilience to the honeybee, and we fully acknowledge our need for sustained and purposeful inner work to establish the moral compass needed to navigate the challenges that await us all.


Register Interest & Keep up to Date

An outline programme will be published here and sent to all subscribers in April; ticket sales will commence then.



The beautiful 1,200 acre estate of Dartingtom Hall - South Devon UK will be the home of our conference in August.

Accomodation options include Couryard Rooms near the Great Hall, student accomodation nearby and camping options.

Vegetarian food will be provided and included in the price of the conference ticket.


Featuring "Being with the Bees"

We will be showing for the first time the english subtitle version of "Être avec les abeilles" in the unique setting of the Dartington Barn Cinema




Tickets, which will include food and accomodation at Dartington Hall will go on sale in April 2020. If you would like notification of when tickets go on sale please register your interest above.

Pricing Guidance

Registration prices are not yet fixed but are expected to be:

  • Full registration £290

  • Full registration  + student accommodation 2 nights £380

  • Full registration  + courtyard accommodation 2 nights £440

Lunch and evening meals are included in the registration price. Accommodation options also include breakfast.


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