Our Apiary bees and beekeeping school programs located in southern Ontario.
Vanessa’s Bees is open June til the end of September from 10am-4:30pm.
There are three beekeeping experiences offered:
- LEARN ABOUT THE BEES SCHOOL TOUR
This program will have students learning all about honey bees and other pollinators through lessons, exploring, and activities. Students will get to see a real bee colony from an observation hive and learn what it’s like to be a beekeeper. Classes have the opportunity to adopt a hive. This includes painting the hive, naming the queen, and updates on your colony! Book Now (Cost $25 per student plus tax)
- BE A BEEKEEPER TOUR AT WHISTLING GARDENS
APIARY AND ART TOUR AT LONG POINT ECO-ADVENTURES
- Support local beekeepers who take care of honey bees by buying their products.
- Plant flowers that provide food for pollinators. Some of my favorites include:
- Purple Cone Flower
- New England Aster
- Blazing Star
- Avoid using pesticides and other chemicals on your lawn and garden.
- Avoid spraying or weeding Dandelions, they are a great early food source for pollinators!
- Create habitat for pollinators. Build a wild bee house, leave your garden clippings at the end of the season, leave un-mulched areas for ground nesting insects, and leave areas of your property to grow wild with native grasses and flowers.
- Avoid buying seeds and plants treated with neonicotinoids. Ask someone at your local greenhouse if you are not sure.
- Ask the government to ban honey bee killing pesticides.
- Participate in Citizen Science and report your pollinator sightings online so researchers can better detect the range of various species
- Don’t harm the bees. If you find a swarm, don’t spray! Call a local beekeeper to come safely relocate them.
- Educate others!