Wild Ideas is a FREE, monthly discussion led by individuals passionate about the world! Kim Kennedy, of Fernie Mountain Honey will guide us in a relaxed and enlightening group talk all about bees, beekeeping in Fernie, and what we can do to ensure the success of the world’s most important pollinator.
Fernie Mountain Honey began with Rick trying to convince Kim that they should keep bees and after several trips to different apiaries, talking with beekeepers and plenty of research, Rick was finally successful! In the spring of 2005, Rick and Kim bought their first packages of bees, some equipment, and Fernie Mountain Honey was born. Since that time the Kennedy’s have learned a lot, faced many different challenges, reaped the rewards of their hard work and experienced many changes in honey bees and beekeeping in the Elk Valley. They both attended the Bee Masters course at SFU in 2009 and strive to keep their bees as ethically and as close to the guidelines for organic beekeeping as possible. Fernie Mountain Honey is unpasteurized and lightly filtered in order to retain beneficial properties and pollen particles.