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
Introduction to Urban Beekeeping Workshop (July 10, 2018)
With five bee hives on the third-floor terrace of the Bremner Tower, it is a perfect time to learn about the world of the honey bee. On July 10, /SFC hosted Introduction to Urban Beekeeping workshop with an Alveole beekeeper at the /SFC Fitness Club overlooking three of the hives. Participants learned about the elements that make up a beehive: the role of bees in pollination, the fundamental concepts of beekeeping and the history of urban agriculture. The workshop ended on a sweet note with honey tasting.
Hive Opening Workshop (September 25, 2018 at 2:00 P.M.)
Ever wanted to see inside a bee hive? A 20-person limited workshop will take place in September around honey harvest time. Stay tuned for more information on how to sign up for this unique experience. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be notified of news.
Online Beekeeping Videos
Learn about bee keeping with videos from Avéole. Click HERE to view.