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Local Community Event

Beekeeping Basics & Honey Harvest with No.9 Gardens Beekeeper

Beekeeping Basics & Honey Harvest with No.9 Gardens Beekeeper
Organizer: No.9 Gardens
Date: Saturday September 16, 2023 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Facilitator: Erwin Kooi, Kingston & Area Beekeeper

Summary: Do you love honey? Come see our beekeeper, Erwin, for the most exciting part - the honey harvest! You will learn how to engage with beehives, and have the opportunity to be involved in some steps of the honey harvest. We will have a honey tasting and learn the differences between different types of honeys. Erwin will be able to answer all of your questions about beekeeping, like what equipment is needed and what the costs will be. You will leave with introductory knowledge of the inner workings of the hive, bees and logistics. This is a great workshop if you would like to expand on your knowledge of bees and the honey harvesting process, or if you'd like tips before jumping into the beekeeping hobby for yourself!

Location: The address is 1516 Summers Road, Rideau Lakes, ON, which is about a 40 minute drive North of Kingston on Hwy 15.

Refund Policy: We will issue refunds up to 48 hours prior to the workshop, past this period we are unable to issue any refunds as we rely on the number of participants to run our workshops.

Lunch Option: Experience a fresh farm-to-table lunch prepared by No.9 Gardens staff using our own produce. Lunch is served from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. Sign up in advance.

Eco-Art Tours: Eco-Art Tours: Eco Art Exhibition Launch Day is July 29 at 11:00 am. Come out on Saturdays and Sundays from July 29 – October 1 for tours.

About No.9 Gardens: Your registration directly supports our programs and helps us fulfill our mission of empowering youth and the general public to lead a revolution in building resilient communities. No.9 Gardens is focused on educating people about the importance of a strong, local, resilient food system. We work with volunteers to grow fresh nutritious produce for those most in need.

No.9 Gardens is situated on many traditional territories including Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-o-show-nee), Anishinaabe (Ah-nish-in-ah-bay), Mississauga, Algonquin, and the Wendake-Nionwentsïo nations. We are grateful to be able to offer the public these lands to live, learn, and play on.

40 acres of quintessential Ontario wilderness in eastern Ontario known as the Frontenac Arch Natural Area: this is the canvas on which we are creating Canada’s first centre for promoting sustainability and indigenous dialogue. No.9 Gardens is located alongside the Hawkridge Trail, 200 acres of protected UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve and the spectacular natural beauty of Eastern Ontario.

How do we do this? By providing enjoyable, lived experiences outdoors in the natural environment that encourages creativity, greater respect and reciprocity with the land, and a more sustainable lifestyle. Learn about our programs and offerings through our website below:

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Become a volunteer: Email 

When: Saturday, September 16, 2023
Event Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Where: No.9 Gardens
1516 Summers Road
Rideau Lakes
K0E 1N0

More Information

Contact: Kailey Beckwith

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1439 County Road 8, Delta, ON K0E 1G0

613-928-2251 or 1-800-928-2250

Fax: 613-928-3097


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