I've always thought that beekeeping had certain spiritual aspects (good for the soul), and could agree that the slow, deliberate movements were almost Zen-like. This group, however, takes it to a whole 'nother level: http://www.collegeofthemelissae.com/Home_Page.html A few quotes from the site: "We serve the bee in homage to the Earth. Through serving Apis Meliferra we are bringing Eden home. May it be so Forever." "Graduates of our two year program will be initiated into the Melissae and will have developed a deep understanding of the mystical relationship between the bee and human..." Courses listed include: "Shamanic Beekeeping- and Bee Priestess Work. An introduction to connecting deeply with your personal guides and the consciousness of your hive."