Ley lines in Beekeeping, the skeptical truth.

I did a websearch on geopathic stress lines and was a bit confused by the results. Some sources suggested they were the same as ley lines. I remembered that previously I had read a magazine (not beekeeping) article about ley lines and that some creatures were attracted to them, others were repelled. In my research into key line I found out they could be picked up by devining rods and that oak trees also grew on them. I did a bit more research and found that ley lines were rediscovered in modern times around 1920 by Alfred Watkins, who had written several books about them, including “The Old Straight Track”.
I know very little about ley lines, only that they are some form of energy that comes out of the ground. Searching for information soon involves you with the spiritual side that I have little interest in. I have to say I’m still a bit sceptical, as there are several elements that I struggle to understand, to the point where I’m not sure that what I’m detecting is the same as what others do. For that reason I now refer to what I detect as “Energy Lines”. What I detect are very straight and quite narrow, mostly only an inch or two wide, being at random, with no pattern. I have detected them across large fields and placed stakes in the ground at intervals of 30-40 yards. Viewing them from the other side of the field they are in a straight line. I know they aren’t magnetic because brass divining rods give the same results.

My technique for finding them is simple. I concentrate on what I am looking for. On many occasions I have concentrated on other things as a control and I have had no reaction from my rods. I have tried to find other things and in general I am fairly successful, but I do have failures. I don’t consider myself an experienced diviner and I am in no doubt that you have to practice regularly, which I don’t.

Now back to bees. I have checked every place I know where a swarm has settled and everywhere a wild colony has set up home. They are all on a place where at least two energy lines cross, usually more. I was called out to a swarm that had clustered on the lawn of a large house. It was where at least 8 energy lines crossed. The queen had a damaged wing and I wondered where the swarm had come from. I noticed a large oak tree about 100 yards away on one of the energy lines that was going through the swarm. The tree had bees in it. I can only assume they had gone along the ground until they found crossing energy lines. I have come across similar situations several times. Once I was asked by a homeowner to look at a “wild colony in a tree”. When I got there it was in the branches of a tree that had blown down some time earlier and the bees had built their nest in the open. I found it was immediately over where at least 13 energy lines crossed. It was only a short distance from houses, where there were many better places to build a nest. I have seen many honey bee nests that have been built in the open, all of which have a higher number of energy lines crossing through them than those in cavities do, suggesting the high concentration is more attractive to the bees. The least I have come across is 8, the most the 13 mentioned above.

I have checked several dozen sites and I haven’t had one negative so far. I have spoken to beekeepers who say they always have swarms settle in the same places. I have a pretty good record of finding them. I place all my bait hives where two or more energy lines cross and am very successful in catching swarms.

I have removed wild colonies where they have built their nest in a site they have chosen themselves. The direction of combs varies considerably, even if in the same wall as another nest. I soon discovered the combs are built in the direction of one or more of the energy lines. I am now able to predict the possible comb directions as they follow the energy lines. This is before I am able to see which direction the combs are built in.
For an insect to be told by another insect how to visit a food source a mile or more away and return with pinpoint accuracy is incredible. It seems likely it may need some more help. I have checked The theory and all the naturally grown oak trees I have checked are on 2 or more energy lines, many on 4-5. Many wild honey bee colonies nest in cavities in oak trees. My thinking is that energy lines and other markers are likely to be fixed, but the sun is constantly moving. Could it be that as energy lines are straight, the bees are using all this information together? In no way am I trying to discredit the theory that bees navigate using rays from the sun, I am just wondering out loud if something else isn’t helping them as well.

I have only ever seen one drone assemblies, And it was over so many energy lines it was impossible for me to count them all. Could it be that both drones and queens follow energy lines to the assemblies?

I suspect there have been many attempts to research energy lines, but there is little reliable information – I wish there was. I know what I am finding, but I have no explanations. I have done some tests to show that I’m not finding water pipes as some think.

I have checked a number of wasp nests to see if they are built on energy lines. I have found some that have been on one, especially if they share the same cavity in a wall of a building with bees, but so far I have not come across one that is in a position where two or more cross, as happens with honey bees. The vast majority of wasp nests I have checked are not on energy lines, suggesting to me that wasps don’t use energy lines in the same way that honey bees do. I don’t believe bumblebees do either.

A note for the sceptics

I am not particularly good at divining and used it at work to locate waterand gas pipes. I can absolutely guarantee that what is written above is truthful. I understand why you may not believe in energy lines and I respect your view. I understand how difficult it is to deal with something you can’t see – I was sceptical once.

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