Southcore Financial Centre is pleased to welcome five bee hives to the third floor terrace of the Bremner Tower for the next three years. As part of our sustainable site program, we ensure our landscaping practices include planting native species and avoidance of pesticide use that can harm birds, butterflies and bees. With the help of Alvéole, we are able to enhance our natural surroundings by helping increase and nurture the honey bee population in Toronto.
The honey bee population worldwide and in Canada has suffered significant losses due to several stressors such as pesticides, mono-culture (lack of food variety), and climate change. Since one third of our food supply is reliant on the work of pollinators, it is imperative that action is taken to help reverse population loss among honey bees.
At /SFC, we hope to contribute to the solution by joining other QuadReal buildings by hosting a home for honey bees and helping create a more sustainable urban environment. To learn More about the issue of pollinator health and how you can help, download our info sheet HERE
Hive Opening Workshop (July 16, 2019 at 1:30 P.M.)
During this interactive activity, an Alvéole beekeeper will show attendees a real honeycomb straight out of the hive covered with hundreds of worker bees. Enthusiasts will even have a chance to hold a frame in their hands! Alvéole bees are selected for their docility, which permits us to give this unique, educative experience without any danger. Finally, you’ll discover the hidden treasures of the hive and of course, meet Her Majesty the Queen!
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Online Beekeeping Videos
Learn about bee keeping with videos from Alvéole. Click HERE to view.