Apiary Bees and Beekeeping School Programs
LEARN ABOUT THE BEES SCHOOL TOUR
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HONEY BEE ADVENTURE AT LONG POINT ECO-ADVENTURES
After mentoring from other beekeepers, courses, and countless books, blogs, and video archives, Vanessa found opportunity and a true sense of community in Norfolk County where she first arrived to study at college. Seeking a job worth living for and entrepreneurial creativity, Vanessa’s Bees was born.
It is now her goal to work along side honey bees and benefit all pollinators where she can, by sharing with the public the importance of these tiny creatures and all that they do for us. Vanessa, alongside Landscape Designer Cam Beck, have a dream to create native pollinator gardens in communities around Ontario and a portion of Vanessa’s Bees profits will go towards making this come true.
Save the bees
Together, we can all do our part to help save honey bees and other pollinators, after all, we all share this home called Earth. By helping each other to thrive, we can live in harmony for generations to come. Here are a few easy ways that you can help:
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
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.
Thanks for your help saving the bees!