Urban Beekeeping

MacEwan University loves bees. Protecting pollinators, increasing their habitat, supporting plant diversity, educating our community about the link between bees and food security—we play a key role in the urban beekeeping movement.

Close to half a million bees currently make MacEwan University home, living in the six flow-hives on the roof of Building 5 and the ground-level bee hotel for solitary bees. During the 2022 harvest, we gathered just over 60 litres of honey, which we used in MacEwan recipes or sold, with the proceeds invested back into the project.

I’ve always been curious about bees, and I really, really like honey.
Troy Donovan, ITS Web Architect and MacEwan’s beekeeper