Although we’ve had honeybee hives at Loutet Farm since 2013, last year was my and Leslie’s first year managing the hives. A huge shout out to Lianne and Trevor from Two Bees Apiary for their mentorship and resources during our freshman year – we couldn’t have done it without you two! I can’t speak for […]
Farmer Holly took this great video on her phone last week – our bees in slow motion action! It’s a bumblebee! Bees in Slow Motion at Loutet Farm from Emily Jubenvill on Vimeo.
Come on out and support the Native Bee Conservation Society. Help our native pollinators! DATE: Sunday, October 20 TIME: 10 am to 3 pm (hot lunch served at noon) WHERE: BeeFriendly Demonstration Garden @ Gerry’s Garden site 14th Street and Rufus Avenue, North Van WHAT: Remove some plants and replace with bee-friendly plants and/or […]
*** Please note the updated schedule below!*** Join us to celebrate our bees and their bounty at Loutet Farm’s honey festival! Pick up some Loutet Farm honey at the Farm Gate Sales and join in the potluck picnic and family-friendly activities. Don’t miss it! What: Honey tastings, Bee demonstrations, limited quantity of Loutet Farm honey […]
By Lianne Shyry As an urban beekeeper in the City of North Vancouver, I am often asked by gardeners what they can plant to attract beneficial insects, mainly pollinators. The more pollinators frequenting your yard will increase the yields on fruit trees and veggie gardens that you may already be growing. Unfortunately, in the last […]
When: Saturday, Mar 09 – 1:00pm-2:30pm Where: Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre Cost: $8.25 Registration Required, please phone: 604-990-3755 Interested in learning more about the fascinating world of a Honey Bee? Join Beekeeper Lianne Shyry as she delves into what it takes to manage honeybee hives. The GardenSmart Workshop Series is jointly presented by the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, the […]
When: Sunday, Mar 03- 1:00pm-2:30pm Where: Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre Cost: $8.25 Registration Required, please phone: 604-990-3755 Learn about mason bees, our gentle local pollinators! The GardenSmart Workshop Series is jointly presented by the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, the North Shore Edible Garden Project and the North Shore Recycling Program.
We are considering installing two specially designed bear proof honey bee hives at Loutet Farm. We want the community’s opinion on this plan and are providing an opportunity to for people to share their concerns or support for the project as well as having questions answered. The Community Consultation will be held on March 8th, […]
This is going to be a fun one! When: Thursday August 1st at 7pm. For mission details and coordinates email Emily at emily@EdibleGardenProject.com Seed bombs, popcorn, and a great documentary – what more could you ask for! Seed bombs are a tool often used for guerrilla gardening, but you can use them in your own […]
The Table Matters Working Group on increasing residential food production is launching Building Urban Garden (BUG) Blitzes – a new initiative that enables neighbours to help each other build new food gardens. Check out the first BUGBlitz! You are invited to join us on Wednesday July 6th (5:30pm-7:30pm) for our first official Building Urban Gardens […]