All posts tagged #buzz

  • Bee Buzz with Routific

    We love hosting workshops in the apiary for teams.  Often, holding a frame covered with hundreds of bees elicits feelings of fear, bravery and excitement. Eventually the fear transforms into curiosity and time slows down – this is what beekeepers now call “Bee Time” (with thanks to Mark Winston’s wonderful book of the same name, which explores this idea so beautifully). This is one of the reasons why beekeeping is such a rewarding experience, especially for new beekeepers. Communication, trust, and patience around the hive are critical and each time we open the hive is an opportunity to practice these skills. We recently welcomed the tech company Routific into our apiary and they shared the story of how bees have inspired them – check out the media coverage below:

    Huffington Post article
    Fast Co.Exist
    It In Canada Online

    Thanks Routific! Learn more about their time-saving software that is inspired by the bees, go to

  • #BuildingBeeSpace Workshop series dates!

    Join us at Hastings Urban Farm (58 W. Hastings) for our #BuildingBeeSpace workshop series! Learn about bees and celebrate community with our DTES community beekeepers and local bee experts. All are welcome to these free, inclusive workshops that are part of our therapeutic beekeeping programming in the DTES.

    Upcoming dates:
    June 2 – Wild Bees in the City with Sarah Common, Hives for Humanity
    June 9 – Bee Pest + Pathogens with Paul van Westendorp, Provincial Apiculturist
    June 16 – Bee Nutrition with Julia Common, Hives for Humanity
    June 23 – Thinking Like a Bee with Fiona Gold, Beekeeper + Nurse
    July 14 – The Queen Bee with Heather Higo, Researcher + Queen Breeder
    July 21 – Warre Hives with Tim Monaghan, Prsident Richmond Beekeepers Association
    July 28 – Celebratory Feast with Fairmont Waterfront
    August 4 – Overwintering the Hive with Scott Gordon, Provincial Apiary Inspector

    Where: Hastings Urban Farm @ 58 W. Hastings (map)
    When: Workshops start at 2pm, please arrive on time! Join us for all, or just a few – no RSVP required.

    If you have any questions, please contact

    #BuildingBeeSpace Workshop Series Poster