Who is the Halifax Honeybee Society?

We are an urban beekeeping collective in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. We strive to promote beekeeping in the city by supporting existing beekeepers, encouraging new ones, and educating all who are interested.

The collective is run by volunteers and supported by its members. For a small yearly fee, members gain access to workshops, equipment, field trips, and social events.

If you have any interest in learning about honey bees, we welcome you to join our society! If you would like any more information about the society and what we do, please contact us at halifaxhoneybees@gmail.com.

Our history

It all started in 2008, when a few aspiring bee enthusiasts got together for an impromptu workshop on beekeeping. We then decided that we wanted to continue our learning, and we formed a discussion group, whose members would later become the founding members of the Halifax Honey Bee Society.

We soon decided that we wanted to move from discussing bees to keeping some bees ourselves. We drew our inspiration from other beekeeping projects happening in urban areas all over the world. And so, the Halifax Honey Bee Society was born.

We’re in our eighth season now and we’re excited to be part of a growing urban agricultural movement in our city.