Gloucester Horticultural Society
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The GHS has been an active group in Ottawa since its founding in 1925.
Through the years, the Society has hosted flower and vegetable shows, sponsored school ground improvement competitions and cared for small parks. The Society continues to meet the aims and objectives of the Ontario Horticultural Association through its many programs: lectures, workshops, one-day road trips, garden tours, and flower shows to name but a few.
Since 1975, the GHS has been meeting at the Top Generation Hall at 4373 Generation Court, Ottawa, ON K0A 2Y0. Since 2008, garden beds around the hall have been designed, installed and maintained by a roster of GHS volunteers.
To this day, members meet and participate in the Society’s various horticultural activities in an atmosphere of harmony and camaraderie.
2015 - Honeybees – Hives, Forage, Apiarist’s Challenges
by Fleurette Huneault
On January 19, 2015, at a regular meeting of the Gloucester Horticultural Society, Brent Halsall showed us the basics of an apiarist’s tools, the box, combs, smoker, etc. He described the life-cycle of a honeybee, all three genders, how a hive is formed, its structure, and the challenges that he faces to keep the hive alive and well, producing honey, wax and propolis.