Seasonal: spring, summer, fall
Quota: Max 8 participants per year
Duration: 24 weeks
The Bee U(niversity) apprenticeship program is taught by an experienced female beekeeper with Mental Health First Aid training. Participants will discover the life cycle of bees, how to work safely among them, provide care, extract honey, make beekeeping products and learn how to manage a hive. Beekeeping will provide an opportunity for social support, skills for resilience, and opportunities to practice mindfulness. Progress will be monitored by our Mental Health Director.
All the tools and protective clothing will be provided at no cost to participants.
Women Warriors’ Healing Garden's hives are registered with the Ontario Beekeepers' Association.