Join fun loving Canadian beekeepers building an apiary near Calgary

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Canada

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    20/02/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    We are fun loving Canadian beekeepers who love to learn and share about life and joy and adventure. We keep a large garden and strive to live a sustainable environmentally respectful existence while sharing our love of nature and people with all those we can. We engage in community and have a passion for the deeper things in life.

    Currently, we are building an apiary and have been growing our number of hives each year. We practice holistic beekeeping and put bee health over honey production, recognizing that we are stewards of the bees, not their owners.


    We are mid renovation on our cute bungalow home set in a gorgeous valley with a great community of 100 people. Our town is based on the local theatre and theatre school, so there is a plethora of art to see, and people to connect with.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Willing to teach bee friendly beekeeping, different gardening techniques, and home renovation basics to the willing worker. As travelers, we know the value of being in a local home to learn the ins and outs of daily life in a new place. We have incredible geography, a local theatre in an art town in rural Alberta, that draws tourists from all over the world.

  • Help

    Help

    Looking for help with beekeeping, we will be training willing workawayers on all aspects of beekeeping, from hive health and brood rearing through to honey extraction and jarring the liquid nectar. we will want help feeding bees in the spring, checking on hives early summer and extracting honey mid summer till frost.

    -gardening we have two different permaculture gardens, one hugelkultur mound, and one no-till garden. We hope to have help harvesting weeding, cutting grass, planting trees and herbs and general yard maintenance.

    cooking, and some minor house renovations.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a guest room in our basement suite. You will share bathroom and kitchen with our two college students, we live upstairs.

    You will have access to fridge space and will be able to cook upstairs in our kitchen with produce from the garden when its in season. We will provide either cooked food or ingredients for three meals a day.

    Wifi is included but since we are rural we ask streaming and downloading to be kept to a minimum.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We like to live our lives connected to nature and the seasons, we grow as much food as possible and hunt for the majority of the protein that we eat. We keep bee's in a way that focuses on bee health first and honey collection as a secondary benefit. We are in the midst of renovating our home so there will be time spent painting and building as well.

    During Time off workers will be able to walk the valley, take day trips to Drumheller and visit the Royal Tyrell Museum and Canadian Badlands. The Rocky Mountains are a 2 hr drive for those that have their own vehicle. For individuals without their own transportation there is a bus that runs to Drumheller and for workers that are intending to stay for a while we could pick them up from there, or potentially from Calgary.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Pretty good internet available.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    have room for almost any sized motorhome or van.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Pets wouldn't be welcome in the house as wife has allergies but we have large yard, and happy to share it with your furry friend.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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