This past Saturday, July 21st, Grouse Mountain hosted a visit by Hives for Humanity (www.hivesforhumanity.com
) who helped us launch our bee education endeavors based around our four new hives!
Hives for Humanity is a local non-profit organization whose mission is to help spread bee knowledge and respect throughout urban communities with a focus on at-risk communities. They promote the therapeutic benefits of bee keeping.
We hosted an educational table with honey sampling stations and even brought over a couple frames of bees from our hives so our visitors could see them hard at work!
As well, we held two hive tours where we took a group down to our new bee hives and had them follow along as we inspected them to see how they were doing. It was a big hit and everyone had a great time watching and learning about these amazing creatures.
Stay tuned for more info regarding our honey bee program and future tours!