At the beginning of the Guelph Organic Conference and Trade Show, beekeepers Julie White, Fran Freeman and Jode Roberts discussed organic beekeeping, urban beekeeping and ways we can create pollinator corridors and habitats for bees and other insects. White, who started the Long Point Honey Company, spoke of the difficulties and rewards of being a certified organic honey producer. Freeman is an urban beekeeper who tends hives at the Humber Arboretum and at both campuses of Humber College. Roberts is a communicator for the David Suzuki Foundation and spoke about the need to provide pollinators, like bees, with suitable and sustainable habitats.
Wayne is a digital strategist with extensive experience in traditional, online and communication strategy development. He has assisted clients like Random House (where he helped establish digital outreach programs), the Association of Science and Technology Centers, McMaster Family Medicine, rabble.ca, University of Toronto, Engineering reimagine their communications strategies for an emerging media landscape and new audiences. Wayne brings three decades of rich media content creation, a background in journalism and the ability to creatively understand brand and messaging and create new platforms and opportunities for Moongate’s clients. He has taught and developed online content creation and communications for a variety of colleges and universities in Ontario.