Bees – Lectures by Rudolf Steiner - Beekeeping makes human beings strong
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Bees – Lectures by Rudolf Steiner
February 3rd 1923
You can study this matter further by eating the honey. What does the honey do? ... Honey creates sensual pleasure, at the most, on the tongue. At the moment when you eat honey, it creates the proper connection and relationship between the airy and fluid elements in the human being. There is nothing better for a human being than to add a little honey in the right quantity to food. In a very wonderful way, the bees see to it that a person learns to work on the internal organs by means of this soul element. By means of the honey, the bee colony returns to humans the amount of effort the soul needs to expend in their bodies.... Whenever someone adds honey to food, that person wants to prepare the soul element for properly working upon the body, for breathing, as it were.
This is why beekeeping can be a great aid to human culture; it makes human beings strong....