News/Events - April 2016

A Fantastic Weekend with Michael Bush!

Michael Bush presenting in Lindsay OntarioThis past weekend, over 200 new and experienced beekeepers came from as far as London, North Bay, and Montreal to explore Michael Bush's proven methods for treatment-free beekeeping. The participants had the unique opportunity to hear Michael Bush's practical beekeeping techniques, to meet with other beekeepers in the region, and to have their specific questions answered. Audience at Treatment-Free Beekeeping with Michael Bush

Michael delivered a comprehensive series of presentations covering topics from Common Beekeeping Issues to Four Simple Steps to Healthier Bees. He discussed the critical tasks for a treatment-free beekeeper throughout the year, as well as how to approach challenges during the season.

The hosts of the event, Farms at Work, Central Ontario Beekeepers Association and Fleming College, would like to thank all those who participated and helped make this workshop a great success!

Stop by the Peterborough Garden Show to Purchase a Guide to Conserving Pollinators!

landowners guide to conserving pollinatorsVisit the Peterborough Horticultural Society booth at the Peterborough Garden Show this weekend to purchase a copy of A Landowner's Guide to Conserving Native Pollinators in Ontario by Susan Chan for only $10!

We thank the Peterborough Horticultural Society very much for selling the guides on our behalf!

For more information about the event, visit

The Sustainable Lush Interest Free Loan for Honey Production

photo of honeyThe Sustainable Lush Fund, of Lush Cosmetics, has announced the launch of a new interest-free loan for regenerative honey production!

The Sustainable Lush Capital Loan is a tool used to grow a web of resilient honey producers. The loan is based on principles of easing the financial risk of transitioning production methods, experimentation in business plans, and expansion into new markets. Loan repayments can be made with a percentage of raw materials that result from the Loan.

Please send applications to For more information about Lush, visit