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The Humber Arboretum hosts workshops, tours, family events and more throughout the year. Advance registration is required for most events. On our calendar below, click on the event you're interested in for more details. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to be kept up to date as new events are added.

Sustainable Urban Beekeeping: The Basics (online)

This is an online offering of the first course in the Sustainable Urban Beekeeping certificate series available through the Humber Arboretum and Humber College. While bees are struggling in rural environments, they've been thriving in urban ones. If you've been thinking of taking up urban beekeeping, this introduction to the challenges and opportunities of keeping bees in the city is for you. 

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Native and Honey Bees: Habitat and Forage (online)

While the numbers of wild pollinators in rural areas are being decimated by industrial agricultural practices and loss of habitat due to peri-urban sprawl, their counterparts in urban environments are faring comparatively better. This workshop will look at native pollinator populations that have higher densities in urban compared to rural areas. What factors contribute to this success, and what can urbanites do to make the city even more hospitable to wild pollinators? What are the benefits of encouraging wild pollinators in the city? 

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Sustainable Urban Beekeeping: Beekeeping Challenges (online)

This is the third course in the new Sustainable Urban Beekeeping certificate series available through the Humber Arboretum and Humber College. A range of beekeeping challenges will be addressed, including pests, pathogens, predators, swarming and colony failure.

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