Speaker creates a buzz at Monterey

Barry Denluck will discuss beekeeping Feb. 26 at the Monterey Centre

Barry Denluck left

Barry Denluck left

The buzz this month at Monterey is Barry Denluck, who will entice gardeners with bee talk.

“I will talk a bit on the history of the honey bee and their relationship with people. Information on the life of a honey bee and what affects the health of their colony,” said Denluck in an email from Rwanda where he was teaching the craft. “Honey bees are an integral part of our ecosystem, particularly in Oak Bay with the abundance of flowers.”

He’ll offer ideas as to what everyone can do to support a healthy local bee population year round.

“The talk is for everyone who has a garden, even the simplest garden consisting of a single flower pot on an apartment balcony,” Denluck said.

“The Rwanda experience will be highlighted in the final 30 minutes of the 90-minute presentation with lots of photos and stories of personal experiences, not only with the beekeepers, but cultural differences as well.”

The bee talk runs at the centre (1442 Monterey Ave.) on Thursday, Feb. 26 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. To pre-register call Monterey Centre at 250-370-7300.