A free public bee-keeping program has launched in Vancouver.
Hives for Humanity, a non-profit organization that connects community through apiculture, has teamed up with real estate developer Amacon to create a free community bee-keeping mentorship program with an pollinator sanctuary and workshops.
Located at Milross Gardens on Main Street, the 6000 square foot space hopes to raise awareness about the importance of pollinators. Bees are essential to sustainable food systems and in recent years, their population has seen dramatic decreases due to increased pollution and loss of habitat.
These downtown east side hives are two of many that are maintained around the city by Hives for Humanity. If you’d like to purchase their honey, head to Harvest Community Foods, East Van Roasters, The Window Community Art Shop or Homesteader’s Emporium.
This story was written for The Peak Radio