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.