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When: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to about 7:30 p.m.
RAIN DATE: Monday, June 12 If it is raining this outing will be postponed because bees get grumpy in the rain!
Where: Meet on Beaver Creek Road near the entrance gate to the Laurel Creek Nature Centre, 525 Beaver Creek Road, Waterloo.
Who: Fraser Gibson leading 519 576 9287 firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact for more info. No RSVP required.
Join Fraser, a longtime beekeeper, on this unique outing to the apiary at Laurel Creek Nature Centre. An active hive will be opened and several frames removed so attendees get a close look at the contents of a hive. You will observe workers, drones, larvae, pollen and thousands of bees while learning about the life of these amazing social insects. Other interesting hive sights are likely as well. The apiary contains a recent Australian invention known as a Flow Hive which allows honey extraction by simply “turning a few taps”.
Honeybees are very amicable at this time of year but attendees should wear long sleeves, long pants, long socks and shoes. Bonnets, veils and gloves will be provided to set your mind at ease. No washrooms available. Short walk on relatively level foot paths.