Course at a Glance

September 9 to September 11
HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall, Room 226

Mythology of the Bee: Global Traditions


With Brian Dykstra

Delve into the diversity of cosmologies, myths, folk tales, religious traditions, and spiritual approaches to sharing the world with bees. Creation stories, moral lessons, afterlife connections, fertility bonds, and healing practices, among other aspects of humanity's amazing connection with bees, will be colorfully presented. This is a religious studies/anthropology style course, with an abundance of visual art to tell the stories.

Mon., Sept. 9 & Wed., Sept. 11 • 6-8 p.m.

HSU Campus: Harry Griffith Hall, Room 226

$45 • Class #: 43884

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Brian Dykstra

Brian Dykstra

Brian Dykstra is a botanist and ecologist. Bees, pollination biology, botany and ethnobiology are his interests. He completed his MS thesis on pollination ecology and earned a certificate in community college education (Humboldt State University). He has taught community college and managed an academic greenhouse for a large university. He has worked in pollination research and outreach, agricultural extension research, field botany, science editing, and served as education/outreach chair for a native plant society, farming, and much more.