The amazing research on the healing buzz frequency of bees and how to harness their soothing sound at home even if you don’t have a backyard hive!
One of my favorite evening activities is to sit quietly and enjoy the relaxing hum of the 30,000+ honey bees in my backyard hive coming home for the night.
My winged friends typically swarm into the hive in massive numbers about an hour before sunset. This creates quite the traffic jam at the tiny entrance to the hive.
I place my chair about 10 feet away to fully experience the buzzing bees swooping all around me in the mad dash to the hive as daylight draws to a close.
There is no need to wear my bee suit, either. The bees have no interest in stinging someone who is not a threat. They are only interested in getting home before dark!
The buzz of thousands of bees is an amazing sound while simultaneously watching their wings glinting in the fading light. Your whole body relaxes at the continuous calming frequency of this “Golden Hum”.
Traditional Use of the “Golden Hum”
In ancient traditions, the sound of bees was thought to stimulate the endocrine system in a transformational and healing manner.
The frequency of bees buzzing reverberates within the hollow ventricular chambers of the brain filled with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).
This clear body fluid produced via specialized ependymal cells in these hollow cranial spaces is protective of the neurological cortex both physically and chemically.
Thus, CSF is not only protective in a mechanical manner but also immunological in nature as well.
Cerebrospinal fluid is responsible for circulating nutrients and hormones to the neurological system. It filters chemicals as well…a key component of the blood-brain barrier.
Ancestral traditions valued this fluid as critical to health…even sacred. It was considered a conduit for the vital energy that travels up and down the spine between brain and body.
The healing hum of bees positively stimulates the pineal and pituitary glands, hypothalamus, and amygdala as well. These structures are located within the brain in close proximity to the source of CSF production. (1)
Scientific Research of “Buzz Frequency”
Science is confirming the traditional use of bees for healing.
Bees do indeed emit a healing frequency that researchers discovered is beneficial for human health.
This “buzz frequency” is created by the vibration of a bee’s wings. This particular frequency can help with pain relief, reduce inflammation, and boost the immune system. (2)
The bees’ Golden Hum can also stimulate the production of nitric oxide in the body.
This chemical dilates blood vessels and increases blood flow to all parts of the body.
In fact, one specific breathing technique to facilitate nitric oxide production is called “bee breathing” due to the imitation of this sound! (3)
Additionally, research shows that the buzz frequency increases the production of serotonin, the “happiness hormone” responsible for regulating mood and sleep. (4)
Besides increased relaxation for the average person, bee sound therapy or apitherapy is proving therapeutic for those with clinically diagnosed problems as well, even if severe.
Sufferers of depression and/or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are finding beekeeping with its extended exposure to the Golden Hum effective for management of symptoms and a path to recovery. (5)
Bees are most alert and happy when buzzing in the middle key of C, with this specific frequency having a highly soothing and therapeutic effect on the human nervous system.
How to Benefit from Bee Sound Therapy at Home
Even if you don’t have a backyard hive to experience the Golden Hum in person, there is still a way to harness the therapeutic benefits of bees’ soothing vibrations at home.
Audio recordings of bee sounds can also potentially be of benefit.
My husband recorded the happy sounds of our beehive recently and edited it into a 3-hour video, which he plays while he works at his desk.
If you’ve ever used “white noise” recordings to help focus and block out distractions, try this “Golden Noise” instead.
I hope you enjoy the soothing sounds from my backyard hive and find it beneficial to listen to whenever you might need to focus on a specific task, relax after a stressful day, or find a place of calm whenever needed!
(3) 11 Healthy Benefits of Bee Breathing
(5) Bee Sound Therapy: A Soothing Buzz for PTSD Recovery