Revelstoke

Revelstoke

Revelstoke

At the confluence of the Columbia and Illecillewaet Rivers, nestled between the Monashee and Selkirk Mountains, and neighbouring two National Mountain Parks, Revelstoke is a community deeply seated in nature. Bees and other pollinators are key to the natural magic of this place.
Through the collaboration of non-profit societies and the municipal government we strive to protect our natural spaces and educate both residents and visitors of how they can protect and enhance our important pollinators. Becoming a Bee City allows us to formalize our commitment to the environment and celebrate our efforts.

Stein Valley Nlakapamux School

Stein Valley Nlakapamux School

Stein Valley Nlakapamux School

This is an important initiative because it looks to defend the pollinators that we rely so heavily on. Educating our students about pollinators and how to care for them is the only way to ensure a bright future for the next generations. As a First Nation School, a huge part of our mandate is to care for the land and all that inhabit it. Becoming a Bee City School is an excellent way to take care of all of the different life forms that rely so heavily on Bees of all kinds!

Polaris Montessori Elementary School

Polaris Montessori Elementary School

Polaris Montessori Elementary School

Polaris Montessori in Prince George, BC, focuses on teaching about the interconnectedness of life on our planet. Five new garden beds will serve as a place where students can learn about pollinators and their relationship with plants. Also, creative, educational initiatives, such as presentations by their intermediate students and articles published in the school newsletter, will provide students and their families additional opportunities to learn about pollinators.

John Barsby Community School

John Barsby Community School

John Barsby Community School

A warm welcome to John Barsby Community School, the first Bee School in British Columbia, where members of the “John Bars-Bee Garden Club” have committed to enhancing pollinator habitat on school grounds and helping younger students at nearby Georgia Avenue Elementary School to learn how to be good stewards of the planet!  Thank you to the John Barsby community for caring about nature!

Members of the John Bars-Bee Garden Club

Xwisten Bridge River

Xwisten Bridge River

Xwisten Bridge River

Bridge River Band is Canada’s 31st Bee City!

We are the Xwísten, which means the smiling people in our language. Our language and customs are of the St’át’imc, the interior BC Nation that has existed for many thousands of years in the mountainous regions of south-central British Columbia.

The plan is to have our youth, through the Bridge River Brains Homework club and youth group lead the way in educating our community on the importance of bees. They will research the flowers we will need to plant, make posters advising the community of what we are doing and perhaps start beekeeping in the community. Celebration of pollinators will take place in the third week of June during National Aboriginal Day. The youth will prepare a presentation during the community dinner. Our community is very interested in non-GMO food and do not utilize herbicides or pesticides.