The honeybees that live on the roof of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts have a great view, but they’re probably too busy to notice it. Beekeeper Fred Davis reports that about 150 pounds of honey have been collected so far from the Four Seasons Centre hives. One thing he’s noticed is that the honey that has been produced this year is darker and this indicates that it's gathered more from flowering trees and bushes and less from flowers. This same darker honey is being gathered from other downtown Toronto hives as well.
Darker honey is very flavourful and Fred finds that it tends to have more body than the lighter honey he gathers from some of his other hives. Some say that the health benefits of the darker honey made from the nectar of flowering trees is greater than honey that comes from wildflowers.
The honey is being bottled and will be ready for sale at the Four Seasons Centre bars sometime in the new year.
A big thank you to Fred, and the honeybees!
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Sara Fulgoni in the COC production of Bluebeard's Castle. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2001