1. Q. Can we see the bees during the program?
A. Absolutely! We have an observation hive in our Discovery Centre where you can see the bees heading outside and perhaps returning with nectar or pollen, building their comb or feeding the young.
2. Q. Is there seating available during the programs?
A. There is seating available during our Bee Basics program however there is no seating available on the Meadery Tour.
3. Q. Is your facility wheelchair accessible for the tours?
A. Yes we are wheelchair accessible for both the Bee Basics program and Meadery tours.
4. Q. If I am allergic to bees could I still come for a tour?
A. Our programs are indoors and the observation hives are behind glass. However we are a working honey farm and there may be bees foraging in the area outside. Although honey bees will generally not sting unless they feel threatened, there is a still a slight risk of being stung.
5. Q. Do I have to reserve a spot for the programs?
A. Our drop-in programs, which are regularly scheduled throughout the spring and summer (see tours for 10 or less) are very popular and we do recommend that you call ahead and reserve a spot. All groups must be booked in advance.
6. Q. Do we get to open a live hive during the program?
A. No. Unfortunately the unpredictable Alberta weather and liability of exposing the public to the higher risk of bee stings makes working with an active hive unfeasible. Occasionally we do have open hive demonstrations where the public is in a protective screen tent while the beekeeper works with a hive. If you are interested in the timing of those events please inquire.