Bees are the closest thing to magic that we’ve ever seen. While they are the only insect that makes food for humans, there are more wonderful things that bees have to share. The bees produce a mesmerizing, tranquil hum as they work, and the aroma that comes from their honey production is absolutely heavenly. Usually, only beekeepers get to experience more than the taste of honey, but now you can too in the Capella Ranch Bee Huts.
The Capella Ranch Bee Huts are designed and built with a “human side” and a “bee side”, and the two sides meet through a protective metal screen. You can enter the human side and quite literally sit or lay down on top of four active beehives.
At the south side of each hut are two slots (one on each of the back half doors). The bees enter and exit from their hives through these slots.
On the north side there is a human sized door, where you can enter. This entrance leads to the area where humans rest. There are two benches for sitting or laying down and some pillows for comfort.
The human resting area is blocked from having bees enter from below with a stainless steel mesh with holes small enough that bees cannot get through, but air can still pass through.
According to several internet sources:
“Spending a few hours in an apiary (bee yard) inhaling the aerosol (air filled with etheric smells of bees), along with the positive energetic charge, boosts the immune system, positively affects the respiratory organs, reduces stress and improves general well-being.”
At Capella Ranch, we have condensed several hours in an outdoor apiary into just a half-hour in our Bee Huts.
The wonderful aromas you’ll find come from both the cedar-built hut and of course, the bees making honey. For honey production, the oldest female bees take on the dangerous job of foraging for pollen and nectar. Each day a single bee may visit up to 1,000 flowers to collect the raw material, then bring it back to the hive. Next, more worker bees take the mix and deposit it into the honeycomb. This raw material contains about 70% water, and the bees work the honey by chewing on it and fanning it with their wings to drop the moisture content to around 20%. Their final step is putting a wax seal on the honeycomb cell to store the honey for later use.
When the bees reduce the moisture in the honey, an amazing vapor is created that not only smells near-intoxicating, but carries the amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are naturally in the honey.
Beyond the aroma, the wings of tens of thousands of bees create a soft, constant hum that is tranquil and soothing. The vibration along with the entrancing aerosol and smell creates a one-of-a-kind environment where you can meditate, relax, and even take a little nap.