BeeFest Contest Submissions

Bees don’t just make delicious honey, they are also an important part of our food system. As they buzz around they pollinate fruits and veggies you and I love to eat and need to stay healthy.

Now they need our help!

This summer we’re going to hold the first ever BeeFest an event for families, community groups, bee enthusiasts and scientists to get together and find ways we can all support the regrowth of our bee populations.

To help get people excited about the event we are looking for submission of pictures that represent why bees are important. We will choose one of these pictures as the background for our website for everyone to see.

If you are under 12 or know someone who is, please share this contest with them to help us spread the word on this very important issue. Talk about why bees are so important and submit a picture you think will help educate others.

Please send all picture submission to: OfficialBeeFest@gmail.com

Thank you for your help and good luck!

Video: Why Bees Are So Important

Office Space Now Available

This is always an exciting time! It means someone has outgrown the space and that someone new is ready to grow bigger.

Here are the details:

*Full-Time and Part-Time available ($240-$395)
*Beautiful country setting close to the highway but right in the city
*Perfect for massage therapy, counseling, consulting services
*Open to short-term agreements
*Parking and internet included
*Comfortable and relaxing waiting room
*House shared with other friendly businesses and practitioners
*Lots of exposure and promotion of all in-house businesses

If you are interested please share a little bit about your profession when you respond.

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Good With Twitter? Love To Network?

twitter-iconInternship/Volunteer Hours

We are looking for someone positive, engaging and community oriented to help us with our social media.

This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to network with a number of different organizations as well as gain experience in Social Media Marketing.

This position can be done from home or here at the centre and requires min. 5hrs a week.

We don’t require a resume. Instead please describe yourself or your wish for the world in 140characters and send to: info@thehivelondon.ca

1st Annual Naughty Gypsy Sale!

Naughty Gypsy SaleThe Naughty Gypsy is  having a sale!!! Yup that’s right folks, it’s the first annual Naughty Gypsy sale and it’s happening right here!

Come out to The Hive London on Saturday, April 26 between 11am-4pm for a naughty sale!

There will be new clothing and accessories, discounts on fashion show items as well as slightly flawed pieces  & samples at reduced-to-sell prices.

Joining the Naughty Party will be

Work by:
Laura Lane ~ graphixlane.com
Marijo Swick ~ runningwithcrayons.ca
Wool Bits by Susanne

Hope to see you there!

Basic Website Developer for One-Time Event

*Internship: We would like to offer experience to new graduates or those trying to build their resume/gain volunteer hours

Hours: Roughly 30 hbusy-bee-computerrs from now until June

Are you looking to gain experience in web development but have had a hard time getting the opportunity?

Are you passionate about community and have an interest in environmental issues?

The Hive London is putting on its first annual BeeFest this spring and wants to give you the opportunity to help manage our event website. We aren’t looking for anything fancy, just something that puts your talent and creativity to use.

BeeFest will be a one day event with a focus on education, entertainment and an opportunity for people to learn about the importance of pollinators.

As the website manager you will be responsible for building a site on a user-friendly platform that allows for numerous posters/editors and is engaging, appealing and easy to navigate.

We don’t believe in resumes. Please email with a short paragraph on why you are interested in this position and 3 ways society benefits from having the Internet.

Community Garage Sale: Looking for Recipient

garage_saleIn the coming weeks we’ll be choosing a family or individual to support in our Annual Community Garage Sale.

If you know of someone in the London area who could use some extra assistance during a difficult time please contact us and share a bit about their situation and needs.

While you are doing your spring cleaning hold on to any treasures and join us for a morning of selling and swapping.  Your space fee goes to the family in need and you keep any further money you collect.

Event Coordinator: BeeFest

Position Now Filled.  Volunteer positions still available.

*Internship: Commissionbee-clipart-5

Hours: 6-8/wk

Do you love bringing the details of an event together? Are you looking to gain experience in your field but have had a hard time getting the opportunity?

Are you passionate about community and have an interest in environmental issues?

The Hive is putting on its first annual BeeFest this spring and want to give you the opportunity to put your event planning talents to work.

BeeFest will be a one day event with a focus on education, entertainment and an opportunity for people to learn about the importance of pollinators. During the day there will be vendor space for those that sell bee products, pollinator plants and educational material, as well as experts who will be discussing the growing concern around colony collapse disorder. Activities will include the planting of a pollination garden and a viewing of a documentary in the early evening.

As the event coordinator you will be responsible for contacting and coordinating vendors, participants and communicating with the events social media marketing team.

If you are interested please email: info@thehivelondon.ca with a short paragraph on why you are interested in this position and a 4-6 line poem on why bees are so great.

Ready To Blossom!

We’ve been dreaming, planning and working hard throughout our first winter in order to open our doors to London this Spring.

In the coming weeks we will be sharing details on opportunities for internships, community groups, businesses, dreamers and most importantly to the London community to shake off their winter hibernation and make this Spring and Summer one of growth, connection and adventure!

Stay tuned!

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Meatless Mondays

Enjoying a yummy plant-based meal!

Enjoying a yummy plant-based meal!

Come on by for a healthy takeaway lunch the first Monday of every month between 11-1 when we’ll be serving a yummy plant-based meal. Just as quick as the Fast Food Drive-Thru but less expensive and healthier for you.

We want to encourage waste reduction so please bring a tupperware container and a spoon with you (there will be some on site if you forget).

Cost: $3 suggested donation (all money goes back into MM lunches and community projects put on at The Hive)

Where: The Hive London, 1352 Wharncliffe Rd S.
The white house with the large apple tree on the left at the end of the driveway. Please enter through patio doors on back deck. Look for the sign below.

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Look for this sign and enter through patio doors on back deck

We have limited in-house space but you are welcome to stay if room is available. In the spring and summer months please enjoy our beautiful country setting by having a midday picnic or sitting on our back porch.

Contact us if you have any questions.

Lending Library

We know the power of a good book and want to share some of ours with you!

The Hive Lending Library is made up of the generous donations of wonderful people in the community who want to pass what they’ve learned on to others.

A lifetime membership to the library is a suggested donation of $8. If you take more than a year to return your book we will assume the book you borrowed was a great read and use this money to replace it.

All funds raised from the library are put back into enhancing the community experience and space at The Hive.

If you have books donate please contact us or feel free to drop them off at your convenience.

Dawn taking a break from work and reading all about the bees.

Dawn taking a break from work and reading all about the bees.