The renowned PFLA field tour took place on June 15th, 2011. For those of you who couldn’t make it, here are a few highlights to whet your appetite for next year.

Imagine a forestry charter bus, an immensely diverse group of occupants, and a rural winding road on the west coast of Vancouver Island. First stop: Tugwell Creek Honey Farm & Meadery.

Owner, Bob Liptrot, is a self-proclaimed lover of cut blocks. It’s true. Where others see cut trees, Bob sees a perfect habitat for bees.

A beekeeper for close to 50 years, Bob shared loads of information about bees, honey, mead and what makes for good beekeeping.

He’s excited about the possibility of beekeepers and forest landowners working together for mutual benefit: the beekeepers get access to choice conditions for excellent beekeeping, and the landowners get another pair of attentive eyes on their property – a win-win.

Informative and inspiring, this leg of the tour also proved tantalizing – co-owner Dana Comte offered up samples of honey, mead and wine in the tasting room (it was 5:00 p.m. somewhere).

Thanks Bob and Dana!

Want to know more about Vancouver Island bees?
Check out the video link below:

Talking About the Bees: The PFLA Visits Tugwell Creek Honey Farm

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