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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Update from Fred

Beekeeper Fred Davis updates us on the honeybees progress:

This week I will check the two colonies for a buildup of male bee (drone) eggs.  Drones are the unfertilized eggs a queen lays. As the egg passes through she will prevent it from coming in contact with the sperm she received during her maiden voyage last year.


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Bee Video

Here's a quick video on our bees, featuring beekeeper Fred Davis. Enjoy!

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The Day the Bees Moved in

On April 25 the COC honeybees made the journey from Guelph to Toronto with beekeeper Fred Davis. On arrival Fred invited us to sniff the interior of his car, which had the most wonderful aroma of warm, honeyish beeswax.


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