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Publisher's Summary

The most joyful emanation produced by a colony of bees is known as the "song of increase" - declaring that the hive is flourishing and the bees are happy in its abundance. Song of Increase takes us inside the world of the honeybee to glean the wisdom of these fascinating creatures with whom humanity has shared a sacred bond for millennia.

Within these minutes is a bee-centric approach to living with honeybees, rather than advice for simply maximizing the products they provide. Jacqueline Freeman takes us beyond traditional beekeeping and offers a way to work in harmony with honeybees for both their good and ours. "Our way is one of kind observation," she explains. "Where we create supportive homes and fields for bees to live in, and tend the heartfelt relationships we form by being together."

Song of Increase focuses on hidden aspects of apiculture that lead us naturally to more sustainable practices. Freeman illuminates the unity consciousness that guides every action in the colony and how this profound awareness can influence the way we see both the natural world and ourselves. Each chapter presents a wealth of information about the life of bees, including Freeman's personal insights and direct teachings received from the bees themselves.

©2016 Jacqueline Freeman (P)2016 Sounds True

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What a lovely book!

This was fulfilling adventure, I learned so much. I am a new beekeeper and I'll be a better beekeeper & better human... because of this book. I really loved it.

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What a Beautiful way to look at the world!

Jacqueline Freeman is such a kind teacher and storyteller! I loved this book and want to share it with everyone. My beekeeping practice has been impacted by her message in the best possible ways.

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I loved this book!

While it may be a little to esoteric for the average person, The Song of Increase is an insightful look at how honeybees can open our minds to consider our relationships with the world and beings around us.

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Couldn't Get Past the First Few Chapters

Although, I agree with some of the positions in this book I simply could not get past all of the religiosity, earth mother, healing crystals aspects of the narration. It was very difficult to keep my eyes from constantly rolling back in my head. There may be some good information that's in this book but I just gave up having to slog through that mess.


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The Spirit of beekeeping put into words

What a lovely, entertaining and informative book . Very cleverly written . I enjoyed this book and learned so many things to apply to my own hives . The author put into words the many things I feel about being a beekeeping and communing with the bees .

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Excellent

I loved this version of bee story telling and learned a lot in the process!

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a new perspective on honey bees

I would like to see this perspective for all animals. Jacqueline reads with warmth, a smile in her voice and surprising skill.

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Good book, poorly read

What did you love best about Song of Increase?

I enjoyed the story, the knowledge of the author and the pleasure she evoques by working with bees.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Song of Increase?

The mysterious world of bees

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jacqueline Freeman and Robin Wise ?

The tone that Robin gave to her parts made it very boring and monotonous, which was hard to keep focus on the story and very important part of the story as she was the voice of the bee

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I enjoyed listening to it but is not possible to listen to it at once to really undestand it

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Wonderful so grateful to have found this

I just finished hearing this ad now getting ready to replay it for the second time

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  • mrs jlh milborrow
  • 05-14-18

No useful information

Very disappointing and no applicable or additional knowledge gained. Maybe it got better but I could only get half way through. I was really looking forward to learning from this book.

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  • annabelle
  • 02-06-18

Truly wonderful, what a gift!

I am so grateful for this beautiful book!
A blessed insight into the hive and heart of the bees. It was almost a meditative practice listening to it.
I am feeling so much more connected to the bees and more determined than ever to help their cause.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-18-17

thankyou

deeply inspiring.. what a much needed gif jaqueline and her bees bring to the world.