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U of T B.E.E.S
The University of Toronto Beekeeping Education Enthusiast Society (U of T B.E.E.S.) is a student run club founded in 2008 which focuses on educating people on the importance of urban beekeeping. As stated in our constitution:
"It shall be the purpose of U of T B.E.E.S. to allow students and community members an opportunity to learn about the age old tradition of beekeeping and the role that bees play in sustaining a healthy ecosystem. We seek to highlight the importance of urban beekeeping as a means of encouraging the survival of pollinators responsible for the existence of many plants. U of T B.E.E.S. also provides a unique opportunity for students to connect with nature, learn about the process of honey creation, and participate in the production of local food."
We host hive tours during the beekeeping season (June to early November) as well as a variety of other educational and social events throughout the year. We manage two apiary locations at the U of T St. George Campus (at Trinity College and the Faculty Club). All of our visits and events are open to U of T students/faculty and community members; they provide you with the opportunity to get hands-on beekeeping experience. Don't worry about stings, we have suits and gloves available!
Bee sure to join our Facebook group, follow us on Instagram and email us to receive up to date information on how to get involved in everything bees!
U of T B.E.E.S. Executive Team