Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue is launching a project that is not only incredible, but also extremely important: urban beekeeping.
Why get involved in urban beekeeping ?
By installing beehive on the roof of Centre Harpell of the office, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue is actively taking part in sustainable development.
Urban beekeeping contributes to increasing local honey production, the pollination and provides a greener urban setting. Its mission is to protect the bees that have been in decline all over the world, while increasing the general population’s awareness about their essential role for the environment. The bee is a pollinator insect that plays a major role in the production of fruit, vegetables and nuts: one third of our food supply relies on their pollination!
The installation of beehive and the production of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue honey will be made in collaboration with Alvéole, a social company specialized in urban apiculture, created in 2012 in Montreal. Their goal? Change the urban landscape of Canadian cities, one beehive at a time.
Learn more: www.alveole.buzz
In the month of June 2017, 1 beehive was installed on the roof of Centre Harpell. One beehive produces a around 10 to 15 kilos of honey annually! The honey will be harvest in September.
We will keep you informed about the project’s progress over the next few months!
Taste Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue's honey. A limited quantity of 140g honey jars are on sale ($ 2,50) at the Municipal Library until supplies last.