Beekeeping experience in a wild forest meadow
During this beekeeping experience you will learn about the importance of honeybees and other pollinators, beekeeping basics, and have a chance to encounter amazing behaviours of honeybees first-hand. On our inspection visit to the beehives, we will put on protective suites and come in direct contact with the bees.
The honey we will will taste is unheated, unpasteurized and unprocessed. It is collected by happy naturally-kept honeybees in the wild meadows of old Kinghurst Forest. Designated as an Area of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSI), Kinghurst Forest is a special place that offers a rare glimpse into Ontario’s natural past.
The mature hardwood old-growth forest provides the honeybees and other pollinators with a rich variety of rare native wildflower forage in May and early June. These spring ephemerals – plants that bloom briefly in spring, before the trees leaf out – are one of southern Ontario’s most beautiful displays and add a one-of-a-kind delicately rich and vibrant flavour to the honey.
We’ll end the experience tasting local cheese and honey. If weather allows, our guests are welcome to have a picnic on the grounds after.
Up to 6 adventurers
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Freija is located in Desboro, Ontario, Canada, an easy two-hour picturesque drive (180km) through Grey County from the Greater Toronto Area. Area offers unparalleled stargazing opportunities as one of darkest Southern Ontario regions.
Please note that at this time we only allow visitors with a reservation.
0.5 hour away from Owen Sound.
1 hour away from Blue Mountain.
1.5 hours away from Bruce Peninsula National Park and the Grotto.
2 hours away from Toronto.