Delta has been taking action to protect and conserve the bee population for many years. Delta’s zoning Bylaw permits beekeeping as an accessory use to single-family and duplex dwellings, and for education purposes in Public zones. Delta has been administering the Mason Bee Box program at a number of parks throughout Delta since 2011.
The new Delta cultural centre (the Douglas J. Husband Discovery Centre) has an installation that includes fruit trees and bee hives, highlighting the importance of pollinators to the agricultural community. Additionally, each year, Delta offers free workshops to educate residents about sustainable gardening practices.