Belvedere Parkway Eco Leaders

Belvedere Parkway Eco Leaders

Belvedere Parkway Eco Leaders

Belvedere Parkway Eco Leaders club is thrilled to accept the designation of the first Bee City School in Calgary, Alberta! We are a committed group of Grade 3 to 6 students that have been working to promote pollination in our local environment. Our goal is to attract local solitary bees and other pollinators by expanding our existing school vegetable garden and planting a local native wildflower garden and other ‘bee loving’ plants and installing solitary bee homes. We are excited to continue educating ourselves, so we may pass on our knowledge to others when we celebrate National Pollinator Week!

University of Calgary

University of Calgary

University of Calgary

Guided by an Institutional Sustainability Strategy, sustainability is part of everything we do at UCalgary, including research, teaching and learning, campus and community engagement, and our daily operational and administrative practices. This includes creating and enhancing native pollinator habitats on campus. Our organic campus community garden has specific beds designated for native wildflower planting such as Arctic Aster, Black Eyed Susan, and Yellow Cone Flower.

The Department of Biological Sciences conducts ongoing research to understand bees and other beneficial insects to promote conservation on agricultural and urban landscapes. We also have one of the largest physical bee collections in Canada, with over 100,000 specimens. Visitors can explore the digital collection and database learn to identify and protect endangered bee species.

City of Calgary

City of Calgary

Calgary

Alberta’s largest city is 36th Bee City

The City of Calgary seeks designation as a Bee City to highlight its mandate to improve the health and well being of its communities. The City recognizes the direct connection community well being and biodiversity, as identified in its BiodiverCity strategic plan. A Bee City designation further supports The City’s commitment to protect, sustainably utilize, and manage biodiversity for its role as the foundation of our existence. Supporting pollinator habitat via a Bee City designation is a powerful way for The City and its citizens to advance this work.

Airdrie

Airdrie

Airdrie

Alberta community is 23rd Bee City

The City of Airdrie is actively creating and maintaining pollinator-friendly areas within its parks and open spaces! Native trees, shrubs and forbs are being planted and steps have been taken to provide nesting areas for cavity and ground nesting bees. In addition, the City has introduced an urban beekeeping pilot, activities to build public awareness about pollinators and is home to a community orchard which provides healthy pollinator habitat.

Chestermere

Chestermere

Chestermere

Chestermere is designated Western Canada’s first Bee City.

The City of Chestermere, Alberta, is buzzing with excitement after becoming Western Canada’s first Bee City and the second in Canada. The city is taking action to fight against declines in pollinator populations and hopes to inspire other communities to join them in becoming Bee Cities!

Learn more about what the city is doing to protect pollinators by visiting Chestermere’s Bee City web page.