Author Karen Lee at The Hive

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In July 2018, award-winning Author Karen Lee stayed at The Hive. Originally from Leskard, Karen returned to her roots to meet with villagers for research for her writing and to listento village stories. On July 4th, sponsored a special luncheon at The Hive Centre with Karen Lee. It was lovely to see so many childhood […]

Re-Calibrating Creativity

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A blog by Co-Owner of The Hive, Elsii Faria After a hiatus from the professional art world, I found my way back to creativity by creating art with intention and letting go of the outcome. A love of nature and ancient practices influenced me along the way. At the end of 2016, I began developing […]

Local Feature – Apple Blossom Flowers

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Local Feature – Apple Blossom Flowers Apple Blossom Flowers is a beautiful local flower shop run by lovely people in lovely downtown Orono. Immense gratitude for their generous donation of incredible roses – in support of the The Hive’s BEE Creative series. Please visit Apple Blossom Flowers!

Mayan Mudras with Nan Shuni Giron

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A Mudrā is a spiritual gesture and an energetic seal of authenticity employed in the spiritual practice of many ancient traditions such as the Maya, the Buddhist, and the Hindu. The Mayan Sacred Mudras are breathing exercises that are performed along with corporal and hand movements that contain the essence of the 20 sacred Mayan Sun […]

Let It Bee Garden

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On August 20, 2018, a bee-friendly garden was inaugurated at a Let It Bee event at The Hive on World Honey Bee Day. A little sign and intention has given everything permission to go wild in the Let it Bee Garden. Birds, bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and humans are enjoying a bounty of nutritious plants – […]

Indigenous Cultural Sensitivity Training

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We shared 3 nights and 4 days with Bear Standing Tall and a wonderful group of people who participated in an Indigenous Cultural Sensitivity Retreat to learn more about Indigenous culture, history and practices. Watch the video.

Indian Detective TV Cast

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In 2017, we were delighted to welcome the cast of the Indian Detective TV series staring Russell Peters.   The entire cast visited The Hive for a little break from production – they were only 4 minutes down the road at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park filming the last episodes of the series.

Partnership with Bear Standing Tall

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In early 2017, Bear Standing Tall & Associates, 1COMMUNITY1 and The Hive partnered to bring awareness to and deliver Indigenous Training and Education Programs in Ontario that fulfill accreditation standards and requirements in regards to cultural relevance, cultural competence and cultural safety. View the announcement.  

What’s In a Name

Honey bee that lives in the hive at The Hive Centre and Stay

Bees have been around since pre-historic times (80million+ years). So important is their role in our eco-system that we would not survive in a world without bees. Bees are rich in symbolism representing higher consciousness, the soul, creativity, death and re-birth. Bees are the only insects that produce food that is eaten by humans and […]

Painting of Our Heritage Church

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Surprised to find this painting of The Hive Centre’s historical church at the Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre in Bowmanville. Painted by a resident of Leskard.