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CANCELLED – Bee Smart, Understanding Bees and Bee Conservation Workshop


Bees are essential to our food chain. Learn how we all can help save the bees – both our domestic and our native species, and about the many amazing things they give us. Join Mary from Orchard Blossom Honey in Armstrong for this incredible learning opportunity all about bees! She will provide guests with a presentation, support material and be available to answer all of your bee related questions. Pre-registration is required and current Covid protocols will be in effect.

A bit about Mary: “It started with a swarm. Home Sweet Home Apiaries was born. Before that, it was a niggling interest, especially as we are avid gardeners. We knew bees were essential, but it wasn’t until they literally landed in our lap that we really began to look into them. Once we started, there was no turning back. Three hives, and the incredible honey they produced, led to many more colonies, then to more yards in which to keep the colonies. How could they not? These creatures are really the most amazing, intriguing, wonderful little ladies. Every event with them leaves us in awe, from watching them on warm winter days somehow finding pollen to bring in, to watching them ban the drones from the hives in the fall, and absolutely everything between… including swarm chasing.”

Volunteer and Member Only Special Event – Just Another Birds and Bees Story

Just Another Birds and Bees Story 
An Educational Event with Dr. Bernard Roitberg

Join us on Thursday, June 24 from 6:30 – 7:30pm for our first 2021 educational opportunity exclusively for volunteers and members of Allan Brooks Nature Centre. Dr. Bernard Roitberg, a world renowned entomologist, will be presenting about bees that are native to BC and the Okanagan as well as discussing how certain bees can be used as proxy “birds” when studying bird behaviour. For more information and Zoom login information contact [email protected]