Intro to Beekeeping Workshop

Learn all about how to start keeping your own bees.  Or just learn more about these fascinating creatures that mean so much for our ecosystem! 

Want to be more self sufficient? Want to connect with nature? Learn the basics about keeping bees. Not only does this 10,000 year old tradition provide honey, the bees from each hive also pollinate tens of thousands of plants! This is one workshop you don’t want to miss. All materials are included.

Denise of Lady D's and Bonnie Bee Honey will provide a demonstration using the Wye Marsh bees, as well as speak on how to get your own hive started – what steps to take, what tools you need, the time commitment, etc.

Who: Anyone interested in bees and/or bee keeping. No experience is necessary!
Where: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
When:  Saturday June 10th, 2023 from 9:30am-11:30am. (Raindate: June 17th, 2023 9:30-11:30am)
How much: $40.00

This workshop is subject to a minimum of 8 participants and a maximum of 15. 

Pre-registration is required.

If you have any questions or require further assistance, please contact 705-526-7809 or We ask for your phone number in case we need to contact you with updates to the workshop. 


About the Instructor:

Denise Graham has been around honey bees since she was a little girl. Her father Joe DeVillers started keeping bees in 1981. He started with only 5 hives and today has an operation of over 200 hives. Denise has always been involved in her father’s business, Bonnie Bee Honey, which is named after her mother, but didn’t become serious about beekeeping until 2010 while she was working at the Wye Marsh and tending to their honey bees. In 2016 she decided to become a full time beekeeper and she joined Bonnie Bee Honey. She recently added an offshoot company called Lady D's. Denise loves “playing” with the bees and is always amazed by their tiny, delicate and intricate world.