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2021 HiveShare

Ottawa's Community-Supported Pollination Project

Meet the bees that make your honey

Support pollination in your city

Enjoy pure local raw honey

 Learn all about the bees that made it

How it works

Reserve your share of the honey harvest at the start of the season.  We care for the honeybees and you receive a share of the pure raw honey they produce. 

 

At harvest time in September 2021, you'll receive a year's supply of local raw honey (twelve 500g jars) and have the opportunity to meet the bees that make your honey at one of our Bee Days 

Locations

We currently have two Pollination Projects in Ottawa, so that you can support bees close to where you live

Kanata - Wesley Clover Parks

Located in the National Capital Greenbelt, Wesley Clover Parks is a four-season outdoor recreation and learning hub.  Our bees benefit from their 300+ acres of meadows and forest. 

Barrhaven/Riverside South - Gees Bees 

Also located on a National Capital Commission Farm, Gees Bees farm is located in the neighbourhood of Honey Gables.  We're converting this 8-acre site to a pollinator sanctuary to teach people about the importance of bees. 

The Honey

The flavour of honey depends on the flowers the bees visit to make it, and they visit 2 million flowers to make each jar!

 

Honey from our Pollination Projects is pure, raw, wildflower honey. Throughout the summer, the bees visit a multitude of flowers including white clover, vetch, birdsfoot trefoil, basswood trees, acacia trees, goldenrod, and more.  We harvest the honey around the middle of August to have it ready for your in September. 

The Bee Days

Each September, when the honey is ready, our Hive Share holders are invited to meet the bees that made their honey! 

We will take you to the beehives and show you the bees inside. We'll explain how honey is made, how we care for the bees, and answer all your questions about these amazing insects.  

BeeCause

HiveShares also help support our efforts to teach people about the importance of bees and pollinators

 

We believe that small individual actions can have a big impact, and that we need to act to improve pollinator health.  Honeybees, other pollinators, and flying insects have seen dramatic declines in recent years. 

 

Therefore, in addition to caring for bees, we're also building pollinator gardens for you to visit. To stay healthy, bees need a wide variety of flowers for their nutrition.  In our gardens, our goal is to have a multitude of flowers in bloom for the bees across the seasons, habitat, and a place for families to see pollination in action.  In 2021, we'll be adding large observation beehive and bee hotel for solitary bee species. 

2021 HiveShare

Ottawa's Community-Supported Pollination Project

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