Want to get close to a bee without getting stung? Curious about the incredible world of bees?
Beginning Monday, July 14, Millross Gardens on Main Street is starting a FREE Beekeeping Mentorship Program. Beekeepers from Hives from Humanity will host, and everyone is welcome to come by to learn more about beekeeping.
The weekly program will be open to the public every Monday from 5 – 6:30 p.m. until November. The unique program offers an interactive opportunity to try your hand at beekeeping, to touch a honeycomb, taste fresh honey, and learn about the importance of bees. It’s also a great opportunity to encourage the young naturalist(s) in your family.
Bees have been in the news recently as some scientific surveys have been charging that a new kind of pesticide called neonicotinoids have been killing bees. Many so-called “bee-friendly” house plants sold at garden centres have been shown to have been treated with the pesticide. (This Maclean’s editorial explains more.)
Many of Canada’s most important agricultural crops, from fruits and vegetables to canola, require bees for pollination.
Milross Gardens is a non-profit community garden located at 989 Main St. Find out more about the Beekeeping Mentorship Program here.