Join Ray and Juliette on a tour of both bee yards located on the Abbey Gardens property. Hear all about bees, their important role as pollinators and learn about the plants and flowers they enjoy. This is also an opportunity to hear about the basics of beekeeping in the Haliburton area and enjoy a sweet treat!  Suitable for adults, teens, and children . Dog friendly (on leash please)

ADOPTED BY: Eco-Choice Pest Control

HIKE #: 23

DATE: Thursday, September 19

START TIME: 10:00 am

DURATION: 2 hours, 1km

LOCATION: Abbey Gardens, 1012 Garden Gate Drive

RATING: Easy.  We will be visiting the apiaries so bee stings are possible


AMENITIES: Parking, washrooms, water, shelter, food/ beverage service

LEADER: Ray Martin & Juliette Arsenault

LEADER BIO: Juliette Arsenault and Ray Martin are the owners of Eco‐Choice Pest Control and Honey From The Hills, Minden’s largest apiary. Ray earned an environmental biology degree from the University of Guelph. He spearheaded the beekeeping at Haliburton Forest as part of his duties as the biologist there, and has kept bees of his own for several years. Juliette has studied communications, ecology and urban forestry. She teaches at Fleming College on top of the pair’s self‐employed endeavors. They started working together in 2013 and currently offer consulting services for several local beekeepers.

DIRECTIONS: From Minden take Hwy 35 north to Carnarvon,approximately 13km, turn right (east) on Hwy 118 and follow it approximately 11km to Garden Gate Drive. (If you come to Lakeside Golf Course on the right you have gone too far) Turn right on Garden Gate Drive into Abbey Gardens. The distance from Minden is approximately 24km. From Haliburton follow Hwy 118 past Lakeside Golf Course to Garden Gate Drive. The distance from Haliburton is approximately 15km. GPS coordinates: N45.1053, W78.6168

  • Hey Honey, Let's go for a Walk!
    Thursday, September 19, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Venue:   Abbey Gardens

1012 Garden Gate Blvd, Haliburton, Ontario, Canada, K0M 1S0