Beekeeping Tour & Tasting

We are happy to announce that our first Mashkiki Gitigaan workshop will be hosted on July 27th at the Honey Bee Research Centre – University of Guelph. Participants will have an opportunity to tour the apiary, learn about bees and taste honey directly from the honeycomb! Participants will gather in the front garden where staff members are introduced and will then be guided inside to the classroom. For approximately 20 minutes participants will learn about the biology of honey bees and be given instructions on how to behave around stinging insects. Once outside, there will be demonstrations on how beekeepers are able to safely work with bees. Participants in the apiary will have beehive components brought to them for an up-close view. There will be a slight focus on pollination and the importance of pollinator gardens on this tour.
We welcome all ages and abilities for this lunch hour tour. Admission is FREE! Please RSVP to chelsea[at] with your name and interest in attending the event.
Additional information:
There is a tour capacity of 30 participants, therefore registration will be open until capacity is met, so don’t wait to register! All participants must fill out a medical questionnaire prior to arrival – this will be sent to you once registration is completed.
Tour starts at 12:15, please arrive between 12:00 and 12:15, but no later than 12:15 as the tour will be started. If you are interested in purchasing delicious local honey, you may do so at the end of the tour. The Honey Bee Research Centre only accepts cash or cheque for any product purchases. All profits support honey bee research.