Public Education

Education & Bee Awareness

2020-12-07T19:02:57+00:00

In 2019, the Bee Awareness Society completed a project to create an education program in local schools. Here's a summary of the project: Summary of Achievements: We successfully implemented and completed our full curriculum for the Bee Awareness Full Day Education Program to all three schools. The children were educated through stories, games, [...]

Bee Numbers Blossom on Kootenay Conservation Farm

2020-12-07T18:37:56+00:00

In the increasingly complex landscape today’s pollinators must navigate, mounting pressures from food and habitat shortages continue to exact a sizeable toll on both domesticated honey bee and wild bee populations. Fortunately, BC natural beekeepers like Kate and Ryan are doing their best to bolster bee numbers! Since 2017, the pollinator-loving pair has been propagating [...]

West Kootenay Schools Abuzz With Observation Hives

2020-12-07T17:45:01+00:00

The Bee Awareness Society is thrilled to offer a “live learning tool” to local schools in the West Kootenays. Using observation bee hives, the Society teaches students about the vital role that honeybees and other pollinators play in food production. “There are fewer honeybees, bee species and other pollinators available for pollination,” project coordinator Linda [...]

Nanaimo Students Discover The Bees Needs

2020-10-28T17:51:25+00:00

It’s been a busy summer for Morgan Creek Farm as they embarked on their bee education and planting project! Together with local students, the Nanaimo family farm has transformed a previously sparse pasture into a thriving habitat for pollinators.For farm owner Aaron Grant, the project began as a way to teach local residents about “the [...]

Student Outreach Initiative Builds Urban Bee Habitat

2020-12-03T17:44:28+00:00

There are close to 3,000 farms and hundreds of community gardens in Metro Vancouver that rely on native bees for food crop yield and quality. But with native bee populations declining across North America, Metro Vancouver is at risk of becoming one of many communities to face the challenge of [...]

Meadow Restoration Helps Enhance Forage For Victoria Bees

2020-11-12T21:53:47+00:00

In return, these pollination powerhouses rely on nutritious and diverse forage, the decline of which has resulted in poor honey bee health and reduced native bee populations. While establishing pollinator habitat around farm operations can help increase bee resistance to parasites, disease and the effects of pesticide exposure, there is poor uptake in most [...]

Electronic Hive Monitoring in the Peace Region

2020-11-27T17:15:17+00:00

BC Peace River region beekeepers, Dawson Creek to Fort St John Introduction Anywhere in the world, the foundation of bee health and beekeeping success is knowledge of the target blooming dates and production, for a bee colony’s nutrition and foraging opportunities. Without this target, the most well intentioned and resourced start-up will often [...]

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