Tonight we're going to discuss the Sacred Bee - past and present. At the top of the hour we have Nancy Leatzow, yogini, healer, beekeeper, ceremonialist and shakta discussing the problem of colony collapse as a response to patriarchy - which threatens bees on the planet and humankind's food supply. Also, how the beehive performs as a matriarchy, bees and honey as important symbols and images throughout the ancient world and bee priestesses. We'll get into how the bee is associated with hallucinogenic honey and how the bee is connected to prophecy and altered states of consciousness. All of this from Nancy and returning once again to the show a favorite of listeners and myself, scholar and visionary, Marguerite Rigoglioso, author of Cult of Divine Birth in Ancient Greece and Virgin Mother, Goddess of Antiquity. We'll feature some music of Layne Redmond on the show honoring the bees and priestesses of ancient times.