Our school is situated on the University of Guelph agricultural campus in Kemptville (Ontario). This natural habitat that surrounds the campus is quite large and would allow our students to study the natural environment of pollinators and also give an opportunity to have a dedicated area for pollinators. Also, being located on the campus also ties in to the agricultural values of the area and would allow us to educate the students and community on agricultural and residential practices that would help promote a healthy pollinator habitat.
Our school is in the process of working towards having a pilot project with beehives near the school grounds. Our school has students from kindergarten up to grade 12 and is located on a large campus with a natural area surrounding us. As a beekeeper myself, I’m well aware of the importance of pollinators and believe Bee City School would help with resources I could hand down to the students. Being part of Bee City School would also complement our values and project of having bees and educating students while also taking responsibilities within the wellbeing of the pollinators.