Honeybees at the COC

 

The Canadian Opera Company is delighted to be part of the ever-growing support of honeybees, Currently we host seven hives onthe roof of our opera house, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Follow the honeybees' progress on Parlando, with visits and posts from beekeeper Fred Davis!

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7/15/2010

Update from Fred

Beekeeper Fred Davis updates us on the honeybees' progress:

We're in the second leg of the season for the honeybees. They've survived the cool Spring weather and are now facing hot Summer months. They seem to have made themselves at home and have produced some honey. We're keeping a close eye on them, the queens and the weather!

Posted by Gianna Wichelow / in Bee Update / comments (2) / permalink

Gianna Wichelow ()
Thanks for the comment, Sandy. Our honeybees have access to all the foliage in Osgoode Hall gardens and also the median along University Avenue, so they've got lots of pollen to select from. It will be interesting when the first honey is extracted, as apparently this can tell us what sort of plants they're drawing from. The extraction is planned for late August.
Sandy (7/14/2010 6:28:32 PM)
I just found out about your honeybees online. Great news, always, about anything more than concrete in the city. I hope there are flowers up there for them too.