Parry Sound and Area Community Apiary

Come for the bees, stay for the honey!

Step into the life of a honeybee at the Parry Sound and Area Community Apiary.  The apiary is located in the traditional territory of the Anishinabek and other Indigenous nations. The word for honey is aamoo-ziinzibaakwad.

Drop by the amazing apiary to watch bees at work and view the nearby pollinator garden supplying the nectar. Learn about other local pollinators and plants during your visit to see how beautiful a wildlife garden can be!

People of all ages will enjoy strolling through this area. Wheelchair accessible, washrooms and free parking available on site.


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

1 College Drive
Parry Sound, ON   P2A 0A9
T: 705.746.9222

Parry Sound Apiary

Apiary Trip Advisor Page

The Parry Sound Community Apiary is located just off of Hwy 400 at Canadore College West Parry Sound Campus.

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