Escape to Cookstown

Part 1:

The world of bees and honey is explored.   

Part 2:

Young beekeeper Adam Ritchie takes Nigel to his bee yard to see how bees make honey in the hives.

DID YOU KNOW…

More than 60 thousand bees live in one hive.

   

ABOUT:

Adam makes and sells a wide variety of products related to honey every Saturday at the Barrie Farmer’s Market.

All his hives are on farmland around Barrie.

HOW TO GET THERE

Barrie Farmers’ Market is located at:

City Hall, Collier Street, Barrie, Ontario

From Hwy 401/400 intersection, head north about 80 km, take Dunlop St West exit, follow east about 2 km to Mulcaster St, turn left to Collier. The market is at City Hall on the left.

CHECK THEIR WEBSITE FOR OPENING TIMES, VENDORS AND OTHER DETAILS:

www.barriefarmersmarket.ca

Escape to Cookstown continued…

Part 3:

Honey house owner and beekeeper Peter Dickey shows Nigel how honey is extracted from the hive and packaged.

DID YOU KNOW…

The Dickey family business started with their
first hives in the 1930’s. Peter is the fourth
generation beekeeper in the family.

Dickey Bee Honey Factory

ABOUT:

With the opening of their new honey house, Dickey Bee is able to offer workshops, school tours and beekeeping classes, as well as a central location for the distribution of all their products and a shop.

Dickey Bee Pollen

HOW TO GET THERE

Dickey Bee Honey is located at:

4031 3rd Line, Cookstown, Ontario

From the intersection of Hwy 401 and Hwy 400, head north about 62 km, take exit 75, Hwy 89 west. 1st turning on the right (north) is regional road 53/Side Road 5, head north to 3rd line, turn left (west) to the farm about 2 km.

CHECK THEIR WEBSITE FOR OPENING TIMES, GROUP TOURS, PRODUCTS AND OTHER DETAILS:

www.dickeybeehoney.com

Part 4:

Bee expert Tibor Szabo of the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association discusses the impact of pesticides on bee health at the Terre Bleu Lavender Farm.

DID YOU KNOW…

One batch of lavender oil takes 80 kg of
fresh lavender to create, producing 1L of
essential oil and 8L of floral water.

ABOUT:

Terre Bleu Lavender Farm began in 2012, with the planting of the first 10,000 lavender plants. Now the site hosts the farm, an apiary and horse stables and is open to the public on weekends with a variety of activities available.

Lavender Honey

HOW TO GET THERE

The Terre Bleu Lavender Farm is located at:

2501 25 Side Rd, Milton, Ontario

From the intersection of Hwy 401 and Hwy 400 travel west about 55 km to Exit 312/Guelph Line/Regional Road 1 in Milton. Follow Guelph Line north for about 12 km to 25 Side Road, turn left (west), follow about 900 m. The farm is on the right after a bend.

CHECK THEIR WEBSITE FOR OPENING TIMES
AND OTHER DETAILS:

www.terrebleu.ca

Barrie Farmers Market

Dickey Bee Honey Map

Terre Bleu Map