Wednesday March 6th, 2019
Julia Common is a Master Beekeeper who has been keeping bees since her university days. What started as a summer job has become a life-long passion which has deepened since co-founding the non-profit organization Hives for Humanity with her daughter in 2012. Hives for Humanity started with a single hive in a community garden in the Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, and has grown to include 250+ colonies throughout Metro Vancouver. Julia believes in the therapeutic power of the bees, and in their ability to connect all people to nature, community and self. In her capacity as Chief Beekeeper and co-founder of Hives for Humanity she has a story to share.