I worked as a beekeeper one winter on a kibbutz in northern Israel. I don’t think the vocation has changed much in the last 200 years. This weekend we have a rare opportunity to find out. As part of culture days in Waterloo Region, Joseph Schneider Haus is offering free admission and hands-on ‘Honey-Bee’ themed activities all weekend. Activities will include honey tasting, working with beeswax and cooking with honey.
Joseph Schneider Haus is on Queen Street across from Barra Castle. It was built in 1816, and was home to one of Kitchener’s original families, settlers from Lancaster County – Pennsylvania Dutch Mennonites. It’s a beautiful Georgian farmhouse restored to circa 1850. This museum is part of our local history and certainly worth a visit.