Martin Marklin took up beekeeping as a sideline to his main business producing thousands of hand-carved liturgical candles each year at the Marklin Candle workshop in Contoocook, New Hampshire. Beekeeping became its own vocation, however, and the more Marklin learned about the life of bees, the more he saw the ways in which the beehive reflects the early church.
Marklin Candle's 'Praised Bee' publication asks us to consider our own practices and stewardship in light of Pope Francis' recent papal encyclical 'LAUDATO SI', On Care for our Common Home'. View our 'Canticle of Brother Sun & Sister Moon of St. Francis
of Assisi' prayer card here.
Photo courtesy of Casey Atkins
The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors, but because she labors for others. -- St. John Chrysostom