Monday, July 13, 2015


Saturday July 25, 11:00 - 1:00

A free tour to learn about honeybees. Learn from experienced beekeeper and Master Gardener Tony Puddicombe about the fascinating world of bees.
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The event will start with a 20 minute talk about honeybees and native bees and how you can introduce them into your garden. This will be followed by a question and answer session.

The group will then take a short walk to view orchard mason bee houses and a working honeybee hive. You can put on a bee-suit and look inside a hive as well.
We will finish with a honey tasting session-you will discover that local honey has many different flavours!. This will be interesting for anyone just interested in bees or in possibly keeping bees.

This event is made possible by a Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Vancouver Foundation. The grant is administrated by Kits Neighbourhood House.
To register:
The event is free but you must register to attend - limited to 30 people.
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Posted by Christine Allen

Monday, July 6, 2015

Meeting Thursday, July 9th!

For this month’s meeting we’re trying an experiment. It will be something like speed-dating for gardeners. We’ll have several stations set up around the room with host experts at each one, and you will be invited to move from table to table to learn about and discuss different topics. 
I’m not 100% sure yet who all the experts will be or what all the topics will be — Janet’s looking after the final list —  but it is guaranteed to be an entertaining evening. Please do join us. It will be our last meeting at 1739 Venables (the former Astorino’s).
Note that we won’t be having a meeting in August, and, starting in September, we will be meeting at the Learning Resources Centre (the LRC, the room under the VPL Branch at Britannia).
Cheers and see you Thursday!