Bee sting

By Mathias Maurer, June 2018

Lena runs barefoot through the meadow. A scream. Her face contorted with pain, she limps into the house on one leg. A bee sting. [more]

Bees & Trees. A Waldorf 100 project

By Alexander Hassenstein, June 2018

Some challenges of the future cast their shadow into the present. Thus for example species extinction. With regard to insects, this question is taking on some urgency. Thus as part of the 100th anniversary of Waldorf education, the Bees & Trees project is intended to focus awareness on the insects themselves and their cohabitation with people.  [more]

The beehive. Image of a future fit for humans

By Karsten Massei, June 2018

When beekeepers talk about their bees, anyone who is not a beekeeper is left somewhat at a loss. They become witness to an enthusiasm which is difficult to comprehend for the non-specialist. There is clearly a special relationship between beekeepers and their bees. Why is that so? And does it help us to say anything about our future? [more]

Poisoned landscape

By Thomas Radetzki, Claudia Marxen, June 2018

Cultivating healthy plants requires more than water, earth and sun. Eighty percent of all wild and crop plants are dependent on pollination. Agriculture which supports life exists for all living beings. Only the greatest possible biodiversity can maintain a healthy balance in the environment. Yet the number and diversity of insects has decreased by an average of 76 percent in the past 25 years. Honey and wild bees occupy a special position in this context. If they are absent or, worse still, become extinct, a life cycle threatens to collapse. [more]

Publisher's View

On the test rig

By Henning Kullak-Ublick, June 2018

In mid-February, the Neue Zürcher Zeitung newspaper published an interview with the Tübingen academic media expert Bernhard Pörksen. He attested that as a result of the unrestricted access to and constant availability of the media there was a mood in our society in which people were constantly agitated and scandalised and that it was developing into a “democracy of outrage”. [more]

Living lessons

The game of world peace

By Ulrich Kaiser, June 2018

The World Peace Game in class 7 of the Hamburg Bergstedt Rudolf Steiner School. [more]

Waldorf worldwide

Newly-minted Waldorf teachers

By Petra Plützer, June 2018

The Freie Hochschule Stuttgart – Seminar for Waldorf Pedagogy sent its international “Masters” out into the world. [more]