My daughter, Autumn, and I had the pleasure to experience a unique visit to the Buzzing Bush Apiary, a new honey producer located in the heart of the Beaver Valley. Owners, Jocelyn (Joe) and Alain, added the apiary to an existing agribusiness, Artemesia Daylilies, which is a beautiful backdrop to the start of their tours this time of year, as the lilies were in full bloom – there are over 700 varieties! On the beekeeping immersion tour, Jocelyn spends an hour in the barn before heading out to the bee yard (in beekeeping suits of course!) to visit the 20 active, productive honey bee hives, and to learn about the difference species of bees,
components of the hives, tools and beekeeping equipment. After the tour you are treated to honey sampling and refreshments and you are free to walk around the property to admire the lily and hosta gardens. Bookings are available for seniors, adults and children six years and up.
For more information:
www.buzzingbushapiary.ca | 416-994-3248
235731 Grey Rd 13, Kimberley, ON N0C 1G0