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PJ Library’s ABVGDeika Presents: Apiary Visit & Beehive Check – Sept 29th, 10AM, North Dartmouth Community Garden

In honour of Rosh HaShannah 5780, bring the whole family and come learn about how bees live and about the honey-making process with Family SOS’ BEEA Honey with Heart Program. At 10am on Sunday, September 29th, we will meet experienced BEEA Honey with Heart beekeepers at their apiary in the North Dartmouth Community Garden (55 Jackson Rd, Dartmouth, NS, B3A 4A5). From there, we will get dressed up in full bee suits and participate in a real-life hive check! This will be followed up with snacks and a honey tasting!

Registration

This event is FREE, but please register here: https://form.jotform.com/92623827619264

Safety at this Event

While bee stings are rare and non-life threatening for most, at this event we will make sure to follow every precaution. All kids will wear full bee suits when near the hives to ensure there is no bare skin showing. Hive checks will only be done only during suitable conditions to make sure we are not bothering the bees when they may be already agitated (bad weather will make them cranky!) We also have epi-pens on hand, in the case of an emergency. A Family SOS beekeeper will always be with youth when there is a hive check in progress.

This program is made possible with the generous support of PJ Library of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation in partnership with Genesis Philanthropy Group.

BEEA Honey with Heart is a youth-led social enterprise project of Family SOS where participants (ages 12 – 17) are responsible for managing beehives, ensuring the well being of the bees, and educating their community on the importance of bees on a global level. With the help of Family SOS staff and community partners, the youth are developing a sustainable project that involves setting up apiaries in three community gardens that reside in at-risk communities in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

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