Parry Sound and Area Community Apiary

Come for the bees, stay for the honey!

Soon you will again be able to step into the life of a honeybee at the apiary –new location pending!  The bees will find a new home in the Georgian Bay Biosphere, in the traditional territory of the Anishinabek and other Indigenous nations. The word for honey is aamoo-ziinzibaakwad!


Species at Risk in the Spotlight


© 2013 Kurt Hennige


Look closely for its distinct yellow and black abdominal band pattern to identify the Yellow-banded Bumble Bee!  Also known as a ‘nectar robber’, this bumble bee will sometimes gather nectar by reaching through holes bitten in the base of a flower. A variety of factors have caused the Yellow-banded Bumble Bee to be listed in 2016 as a species of ‘Special Concern’.

Learn more!

Report your sightings of this bumble bee of special concern.

Plan Your visit


Parry Sound Apiary

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Are you a teacher? Try our “Pollination Power” lesson plans for grade 3’s