Thoughtful Beekeeping

Have you ever wondered how honeybees make honey and what they do with all the pollen they collect? Who’s in the hive, and what is the difference between a queen, a worker, and a drone? Why do bees swarm? Where does the queen bee come from?  Environmental Educator & beekeeper, Laura Cameron-Delisle (M.A., B.A.) will introduce you to the world of honeybees and beekeeping management. You will gain an understanding of what’s going on inside a living, working honeybee hive, and what it takes for a beekeeper to take good care of honeybees. Hear the buzz about what it takes (e.g. cost, time involvement, etc.), to take up the practice – and things you will want to consider before getting honeybees of your own. For those who shy away from the idea of keeping honeybees, learn how you too can help beekeepers take good care of honeybees through some bee-friendly practices. Finally, through this lecture style workshop - gain an understanding of the bounty of bees – all the products honeybees make –  and why these products are essential to their health & survival.

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No Material Required - other than notebooks & pens for teachers to take their own notes. 

NOTE: No max of participants, hence why I wrote 100. 


35 Friday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room C252

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  • Laura Cameron-Delisle

    Laura Cameron - Delisle is an Environmental Educator & consultant, beekeeper, Circlekeeper, community-builder, and writer living in Chilliwack, B.C. She has a Masters in Environmental Education, and a passion for honeybee education. A Certified Instructor through the BC Honey Producers Association, Laura offers (Certified) Introductory Beekeeping Courses as well as connects beekeepers with other beekeepers & beneficial educational opportunities as the Chilliwack Beekeepers Community Coordinator (2013- present). Laura is the writer of two honeybee-inspired resources: Circlebee: A book about Circle & bees, (2013, Bumblebee Circle Publishing) and Beekeeping Basics: A Handbook for New & Emerging Beekeepers (2016, Bumble Circle Publishing). She dedicates her time, energy & heart bringing people & bees together - and spreading (Circle and) honeybee education that educes empathy, love & wonder for the natural world - starting with the tinniest bee. To learn more about her & her work visit: