A Visit to the Apiary

An apiary is a bee yard where honey bees are kept and Metis Crossing now hosts 32 hives. A new swarm of honey bees caught on a rainy day are now happily in their new home making honey. The next day on a sunny morning, a gentle breeze keeps the mosquitoes away, and we witness natural wonders while coming to understand the bio-diversity of the boreal forest and prairie farm. The walk starts off down the historical Victoria Trail and leads through the 512 acre site of Metis Crossing. This particular visit we witnessed a White Admiral butterfly who gallantly criss-crossed Victoria Trail searching for nectar. Young deer explore the tree ridges as we search for raspberry and saskatoon berry bushes. We also take note of which flowering plants are thriving, big or small, that contribute to our local medicine knowledge.

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