Beyond Honey: Urban Beekeeping at MacEwan

SISS 0452

Did you know that bees and other pollinators help produce up to 70 percent of all the food we eat? Unfortunately, the population of honey bees worldwide is declining at an alarming rate due to environmental challenges including habitat loss, pesticide use, and climate change. However, urban beehives in gardens, on roofs and in other places ensure pollinators are available to pollinate fruits and vegetables, and also produce a delicious side effect – honey! There is a lot of buzz about urban beekeeping in Alberta. Even if we don’t want to become beekeepers ourselves, there are things we can all do to protect these pollinators, which are so important to our survival. Learn about MacEwan University’s rooftop hives, the truth about common bee myths, and what steps we can take to improve food production locally. You will also find out what you can do to protect pollinators and how organizations around the world are tackling this issue.

Hours: 2

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