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.

When: July 6th, 2019 from 9:30am-12:30pm    **Moved from June 15th due to heavy rain

Where: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, 16160 Highway 12 E, Tay

How much: $40 per participant. Workshop price includes all materials needed to participate, and admission to Wye Marsh for the day. Pre-registration is required.

This workshop is subject to a minimum of 8 participants and a maximum of 12. 

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. Denise loves “playing” with the bees and is always amazed by their tiny, delicate and intricate world.

Pre-registration is required. Please register using the PayPal link below. Please note that you do not need a PayPal account, you can simply "check out as guest". If you have any questions or require further assistance, please contact 705-526-7809 or 

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