You're invited to join the MacEwan Office of Sustainability for an Urban Beekeeping Tour!
This tour will explore the bee hotel and rooftop beehives that were installed in 2016. During the tour you'll learn interesting facts about pollinators like honeybees and how you can get involved in food security initiatives at MacEwan and at home. The tour will run for approximately 40 minutes to allow for questions and discussion.
Please note: Part of the tour will be outdoors (weather permitting), please dress appropriately. We will not be venturing onto the roof, so there will be little contact with bees themselves. However, solitary bees and honey bees are very docile and only sting when threatened, and threaten we shall not.
This project is made possible by Campus Services, the Office of Sustainability, and our resident beekeeper: Troy Donovan.
Campus Services is committed to re-purposing campus space to grow food locally and naturally and activating solutions for positive environmental, social and economic impact. Our Urban Beekeeping project has a particular emphasis on increasing food security in an urban setting and focuses on education and economic sustainability as effective strategies for achieving these goals.
We acknowledge that the land on which we gather in Treaty Six Territory is the traditional gathering place for many Indigenous people. We honour and respect the history, languages, ceremonies and culture of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit who call this territory home.