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.
Join Emily Rondel from Bird Studies Canada for a fall/winter bird walk through the Humber Arboretum.
Take part in our 2nd Annual Winter Bird Count for Kids, a fun introduction to birding for all ages.
Honey is not the only beneficial byproduct of beekeeping! Healing salves, creams, lip balms and bath balms take advantage of the healing properties of honey and beeswax. Depending on time of year and popular demand, we will prepare various honey harvest byproducts - and take them home to enjoy.
At its most basic mead, one of the world's oldest alcoholic beverages, is a blend of honey and water fermented with yeast. History of mead, terminology, safety and sanitation, and raw vs cooked methods are covered. Participants leave with 2-litres of mead-in-the-making to continue the fermentation process at home, simple instructions, and recipe variations for future mead-making adventures. Each participant will be provided with a reusable glass growler, fermentation lock and bung.
Winter Nature Day Camp at the Humber Arboretum gives kids aged 5-12 a chance to get outside, get active, and connect with nature.
Seasonal fun at this four-day Winter Nature Camp will include forest exploration, owl prowls, animal tracking, eco-arts, chickadee feeding and snowshoeing (if weather permits).
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.
Topics covered include: honeybee anatomy & behaviour, site selection, available resources, necessary equipment, laws & registration, and the beekeeping year.
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?
Two workshops, one day - Assemble a Hive and Expand a Hive! Each course counts as an elective in the Sustainable Urban Beekeeping Certificate.
This is the third course in the 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.
March Break Day Camp at the Humber Arboretum gives kids aged 5-12 a chance to get outside, get active, and connect with nature.
Seasonal fun at this March Break Nature Camp will include maple sap harvesting, forest exploration, owl prowls, animal tracking, eco-arts, chickadee feeding and snowshoeing (if weather permits).