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Pollinator Pathway Self-Guided Tour
This self-guided experience will help you uncover humanity’s partnership with honeybees – how they live, work, and keep us alive. Suitable for all ages the Pollinator Pathway is a family friendly nature trail set out across 2-acres of native prairie wildflowers. You will get hands on with an inactive hive and bee keeping equipment. Come enjoy a walk in our pollinator meadow, take a seat and embrace the summer.
This is a self-guided experience available as a drop-in during our opening hours. Tour cost is by donation only to our pollinator support program.
You can enhance the experience with the purchase our app based scavenger hunt or audio tour. App purchases can be made onsite at time of visit, although we recommend downloading before you come to avoid any rural internet issues.
Join Prairie Bee Meadery and discover the interactive Pollinator Pathway.
This family friendly activity will help you uncover humanity’s partnership with honeybees – how they live, work, and keep us alive.
We know that you are fascinated with bees and worry about their health. We know that you have questions and want to know more. This fun engaging educational experience will allow you to uncover the history of bees and beekeeping. By the end of the tour you will be able to answer the following questions and more. How did those bees fly from Europe? How long have humans been bee keeping? I don’t like honey – what have bees done for me lately? What is a skep? How stylish would I look in a bee bonnet? You will also get a glimpse of the future of the human/bee partnership – robohives are in use today across North America.
The Pollinator Pathway is a family friendly nature trail set out across 2-acres of native prairie wildflowers, enjoy a walk in the field, take a seat and embrace the summer. You will get hands on with an inactive hive and bee keeping equipment. This tour is suitable for all ages.
This tour is ideal for school groups, day camps and for organizations looking for agricultural educational programming.
This experience is available for drop-in guests from 11:30am until close at 6:30pm – May to October. We suggest at least a hour just for this tour and we have many other things to enjoy onsite.
Customize your self-guided experience:
- Audio tour – the tour is delivered via audio recording on your device. Available as a drop-in experience in English or French. Download our app on Android or iOS.
- Scavenger hunt experience – solve puzzles and riddles on your phone as you compete in our bee hunt. Download our app on Android or iOS.
- Self-guided tours are by donation to our pollinator support program.
- Audio tours and Scavenger hunts enhancements are $10 per device in use (we suggest 1-2 people per device).
More Fun Options for your visit
You can choose any of these extras to round out your visit.
- Other Tours – our Honeywine Highway Tour is also available as a hosted or self-guided experience. Learn what we do with all that honey (hint: we make alcohol!).
- Crafting – purchase a craft activity to do onsite in our crafting pavilion or take it home to complete later.
- Sipping – Prairie Bee Meadery craft international award winning meads. Enjoy a sample or mead by the glass. Sweet or dry we have something for every palette.
- Savouring – with our food offerings you can enjoy a Charcuterie, lunch box or deserts.
- Staying – we are members of the Terego & Havest Host networks. If you are a member book in through the network and bring the RV or tent trailer and stay for a night free of charge with your visit.
Accessibility & Security
- This is a family friendly activity and is focused on bees, beekeeping and agricultural information.
- The tour is set up in a 2 acre field, the pathway is mown, flat ground which is subject to burrowing animal activity. Random ground holes are possible.
- Wheelchairs, walkers and other mobility devices can access the pathway but it is not a paved surface.
- Washrooms are accessible and on the ground floor.
- Each pollinator pathway activity point has bench seating available.
- The tour route does not go within 50 metres of an active bee hive.
- Our site is pet friendly.
- An EpiPen is available onsite.