Workshops & Events

Full-season Intro to Beekeeping

Workshop Series

This workshop series is FULL for 2021.

Are you interested in learning how to keep honey bees? Or, are you a beginner beekeeper who has experienced frustrating challenges such as losing colonies? Entangled Roots is offering a hands-on workshop series that will cover a full beekeeping year from April to October. You will learn how to keep honey bees at an apiary with an experienced beekeeper. At the end of the series, you will have the skills and knowledge to be a confident and mindful beekeeper.

Gardening with Pollinators

In this workshop, participants will learn how to garden for and with pollinators of all kinds with a focus on native bees. Set in a suburban backyard designed to be pollinator-friendly, this workshop will include information about best plants for pollinators, creating habitat, learning to live with wasps (and why this is important), and techniques for delaying with problematic insects without harming beneficial ones.

When: Sunday, July 25, 2-4 p.m.

Cost: $25

Location: West London in a location accessible by bus and bike.

Urban Permaculture

Urban permaculture is more than gardening! In this 2-day series, participants will learn how to plan a permaculture life in the city that includes growing food, creating spaces in which multiple species flourish (including people!), creating community, and initiating neighbourhood change. Day one will explore permaculture ethics, philosophy, principles and practices with a focus on the urban/suburban context. Day two will be a dynamic process in which participants devise their own permaculture plan in discussion with the instructor and other participants.

When: Sunday, August 8 & 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (both days, with a 1-hour lunch break)

Location: West London, bike and bus accessible

Cost: $160

Instructor: Becky Ellis (she/her/hers)

“I completed my permaculture design certificate with Earth Activist Training in 2010. Since then I have initiated a children’s garden program, a community garden, pollinator gardens, a seed library, and a beekeeping collective. I have been an urban gardener for 20 years and a beekeeper since 2013. Currently, I am the main farmer/beekeeper at Entangled Roots and a community activist.

I received my PhD in Geography and Environment from Western University in spring 2021. My research focused on the relationship between people and bees in cities, with an emphasis on the practices of urban beekeeping and pollinator gardening.”

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