Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the country, and biodiversity plays a huge role in this. Maintaining our awe-inspiring ecosystem takes a lot more than just soil, water, and sunshine. Almost 90% of all flowering plants require pollinators , which is why bees are vital for ecosystem stability. And the team at West Georgia Street’s Royal Centre is hyperaware of the role that bees play in our environment and the world. “With the effects of climate change becoming more and more prominent every year, causing flowers to bloom earlier or later than usual, bees are being left with fewer food sources at the start of the season,” explains David Basford, Property Manager at Royal Centre. Bees suffer habitat loss from development, abandoned farms, and the lack of bee-friendly flowers. Basford says colony collapse is particularly troublesome within city limits due to plants and seeds being treated with neonicotinoid pesticides . To help support our ecosystem, Royal Centre teamed up with Jessie Collison, an urban beekeeper at Alvéole, to install two beehives at their iconic building located at the corner of Burrard and West Georgia Street in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Alvéole beehive/Royal Centre “Our installs […]

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