Lori Weidenhammer is a Vancouver-based artist originally from Cactus Lake Saskatchewan. For nearly a decade she has been exploring the persona Madame Beespeaker, reviving the tradition of telling the bees. She also appears as The Queen Bee at schools and community events. Lori is a member of the Second Site Media Collective and Women Who Run with the Bees. Her collaborative media works with her partner Peter Courtemanche have been shown in Canada and abroad and she has also worked in devised theatre in Canada and the UK. As an artist/educator Weidenhammer works with students of all ages on eating locally, planting for pollinators and community gardening. She is passionate about art that creates and strengthens community bonds and makes the world a better place for humans and bees.


  1. HI Lori are you planning anything for Bee Day on the 20th?


    1. Hi Sheryl,

      Not this year, but I am giving a gardeningtalk for Salmonberry Days on Tuesday, May 28 at 7:30 pm at the Dunbar Community Centre (4747 Dunbar Street).

      There’s a $5 drop-in fee for those people who aren’t members of the Dunbar Garden Club and I’ll have some copies of my book on hand for sale for $25 (cash only).

      Please spread the word and check out the other awesome events at the festival!

  2. Great bee talk at the Dunbar Garden Club (May 28) - ��!
    Lori, thanks for sharing your amazing knowledge, passion and humour - the bees deserve all of it and more...
    Look forward to seeing you ( and the bees) in the neighbourhood,
    Tracy (Your Saskatchewan neighbour)

    1. Thanks so much Tracy,

      It was great to meet a fellow Prairie chicken. (-;
      Hope to bump into you at Liberty. Or e-mail me sometime and we can have tea.