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CANCELLED: HortiCULTURE Salon Series: Beekeeping or Bust

CANCELLED: HortiCULTURE Salon Series: Beekeeping or Bust

We’ve heard about the plight of honeybees, but what about beekeepers? While city bees seem to be enjoying a slight advantage over their country cousins, Ontario’s beekeepers are fighting to save...

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Making Mead at Toronto Botanical Garden

Making Mead at Toronto Botanical Garden

In January, the Urban Beekeeping Series included a mead making program led by award-winning meadmaker Catherine Henderson. During this three-hour class, we learned how to turn honey into mead. We'll...

Posted in: The Days of Our Hives

Urban Beekeeping

Urban Beekeeping

Urban beekeeping continues to gain popularity in cities around the world in response to the troubling news of worldwide drops in honeybee populations and honey yields. Learn how our gardening choices...

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The Days of Our Hives: Expecting Royalty

The Days of Our Hives: Expecting Royalty

Several queens developing in peanut-shaped cells While royal births are rather common fare in the bee yard, to those of us that follow the dramatic highs and lows of the TBG bees’ social lives,...

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The Days of Our Hives: Early Summer Swarms

The Days of Our Hives: Early Summer Swarms

One of the most common questions I hear when I speak about TBG’s bees is, “Do they swarm you?” Of course bees do swarm occasionally, though never at anyone (this is not a defensive behaviour,...

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Nature Mom: My Family and Beautiful Bees

Nature Mom: My Family and Beautiful Bees

Jonni, my husband, grew up in urban South Africa and moved to Toronto when he was 18. His relationship with nature is unique for someone from a big city. (His first summer here he scratched his head...

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Paul’s Plant Pick: A Feeding Frenzy!

Paul’s Plant Pick: A Feeding Frenzy!

Having spent the last 15 days setting up and being at Canada Blooms, I have had little opportunity for my routine walks through the TBG gardens. So on Monday morning I was amazed to see the changes...

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How I Became an Urban Beekeeper

How I Became an Urban Beekeeper

I work in a very different environment from most people. I work in a garden, the Toronto Botanical Garden. Working here has provided me with many opportunities. It's a beautiful place and the people...

Posted in: The Days of Our Hives

Aldona at Large: Sing a Song of Summer

Aldona at Large: Sing a Song of Summer

Talk about triumph over adversity: planted only this spring, the coneflowers in our new parking lot are blooming their fool heads off, despite the severe drought we’ve been experiencing and the...

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TBG gets BIG on Bloor

TBG gets BIG on Bloor

Get BIG on Bloor! On Saturday, July 21, and Sunday, July 22, 2012, Bloor Street West will be “car free” from Dufferin to Lansdowne Avenue. Many activities will be happening in the neighbourhood....

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