Hive Tour

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  • Hive Tour 5:30 pm
    June 14, 2019
    5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Hive Tour 6:15 pm
    June 14, 2019
    6:15 pm - 6:45 pm

Join us for a fun, hands-on introduction to urban beekeeping with the Italian Cultural Centre hives during the Mercato Italian Market with Hives for Humanity beekeepers. During this workshop, participants will:

– taste honey straight from the hive, and learn about the wax, pollen, and propolis the bees make

– get up close to the bees, see their lifecycle, observe the dynamics of the hive

– learn about the biology, communication, and the organization of the colony

– discuss about the joys and challenges of urban beekeeping

– learn about the tools and equipment needed to keep bees in the city

– learn how to support all pollinators, wild and managed

– experience the joy, wonder, and magic of bees!

This 30-minute tour is perfect for bee-lovers of all ages and is a great introduction to the practice of beekeeping. We encourage participants to set their own boundaries, so you can get hands-on or observe from a distance. Veils and equipment will be provided, light coloured long sleeves and pants are recommended. Closed toed shoes are required.

Meeting point: Italian Cultural Centre Booth

A small jar of honey is included in the ticket!

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