Learn about the life of bees

The St. Michel Environmental Complex will be buzzing during the Spring Buzz event, held by TOHU.

Buzz into spring by celebrating the International Day for Biological Diversity with a chance to learn about the sweet life of bees and their important role in nature.

TOHU, an international leader in circus arts, will be hosting the free Spring Buzz event at the St. Michel Environmental Complex on May 22. Families will be able to watch a beekeeper open the hives as well as participate in a number of interactive stations.

Get a look at a beehive and its colony, find out what makes up a honeycomb, race against others to identify the bees among other insects, play beekeeper by opening up a mock hive, discover pollinators and prepare a seedling to bring back home. All these activities as well as a tasting station, where you can sample different types of urban honey, will be available.

In addition, there will be three workshops: cooking honey candies, preparing a beeswax candle and making hat and hair decorations. Families can also support the opening of an urban park at the St. Michel Environment Complex set for 2017 by contributing $5 to TOHU’s pollinating trail and “Get Buzzin” campaign. Door prizes will be handed out. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m at the St. Michel Environmental Complex (SMEC), 2235 Michel-Jurdant St.

Families who get there early can help with the spring cleaning at the environmental complex and get a free breakfast. For more information, visit tohu.ca.