Honeybees at the COC

 

The Canadian Opera Company is delighted to be part of the ever-growing support of honeybees, Currently we host seven hives onthe roof of our opera house, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Follow the honeybees' progress on Parlando, with visits and posts from beekeeper Fred Davis!

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8/10/2011

Keeping Cool with a Little Help from Their Friends

This has been a very hot summer, and - as you'll have read in the previous post - the honeybees have their own ways to keep themselves and their hives cool.

But they needed some extra help this year, as the roof of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts is a very hot place.

Devoted members of the building services team got creative with a very long hose and a sprinkler. The areas around the hives were misted to help cool things down a bit.

The bees, approximately 100,000 of them, are busy producing honey. A big thank you to the wonderful members of the building services team!

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