Speaking, Teaching, and Workshops



  • The Sacred Path of Bee, an online series for bee lovers and appreciators worldwide. (Ongoing, pre-recorded, no beekeeping experience required.)
  • Continuing to flower my life with gratitude and in loving, creative service: on the Good Bee Trail (here, there and everygoodwhere) and on retreat with the precious honeybees in our bee sanctuary.


  • The Sacred Path of Bee, an online series for bee appreciators worldwide. (Ongoing, pre-recorded, no beekeeping experience required.)
  • Sylvia Plath’s Bee Poetry with Laura Hope-Gill for the Masters writing program at Lenoir-Rhyne University. February 23, Asheville, NC.
  • Following the Bee Trail: A Woman’s Adventure with Bees. NC State Beekeepers Association, summer conference. July 11, Lake Junaluska, NC.
  • The Sacred Path of Bee presentation for the Mari Festival (video conference). July 18, San Paulo, Brazil.
  • Sacred Bee presentation for Trance Reunion, Living the Legacy conference. July 24, Prama Institute, Marshall, NC.
  • A Gathering of Bee Luminaries, August 21 – 23, Washington state.
  • Leading the Children’s Bug Parade with Bee City USA at Asheville’s Organicfest. August 30, Asheville, NC. (This year’s theme: Bee Organic!)
  • Blessed bee retreat (October 13 – November 10).



Prior years

  • Technicians of the Sacred: The Awakening of the Ancient Bee Priestesses in Contemporary Bee Sanctuaries with Layne Redmond (Asheville, NC).
  • The Spirit of Bee events with Pueblo elder Larry Littlebird, Director of Hamaatsa (an indigenous learning center in NM) and at The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (Santa Fe, NM).
  • The Spirit of BeeKeeping. Laughing Waters Retreat Center (Gerton, NC).
  • What the Bees are Telling Us. Appalachian Dowsers Society (Asheville, NC).
  • Natural Beekeeping for Be(e)ginners. Organic Grower’s School (Asheville, NC).
  • The Buzz About Bees. OLE: Outdoor Learning Environments Institute for Early Childhood Educators (The NC Arboretum, Asheville, NC).
  • WNC Bee School (annual)
  • Hendersonville Bee School (Hendersonville, NC)
  • Spartanburg Bee Club (Spartanburg, SC)
  • Women, Bees and Consciousness. Spartanburg Women’s Group (Spartanburg, SC).
  • Bee classes and bee club presentations (various, annual).
  • The Honeybee Project: Various honeybee presentations for children (and their teachers and families) at festivals, summer camps, state fairs, food stores, and in classrooms.

To contact Debra Roberts about speaking or teaching, please find her at:  debra@holybeepress.com or (828) 712-0880.


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