McMaster Innovation Park
Bringing More Bees to Hamilton
Honey bees are responsible for the majority of fresh food in grocery stores. Without them, the human race could starve! Unfortunately, the honey bee populations are rapidly declining which could result in a food shortage.
Duane Hewitt and Ashley Cooney, who work within MIP, have launched a crowdfunding campaign to bring more bees to Hamilton and MIP is providing the space to do so. Two hives are being installed and monitored by the Hamilton based company, Humble Bee. They will be located just past the grassy knoll by Parking Lot 5 (Conference Parking Lot). The crowdfunding website will be launching soon to raise money to install more hives, as well as a pollinator garden. Until the website is launched, Click Here to sign up for updates on how you can help support the bees!
Further to this, MIP will be taking part in 100 in 1 Day, an event where people host small community initiatives all across Hamilton for everyone to visit. The purpose is to encourage people to come together on one day, Saturday June 4th, to create a stronger, more resilient community. MIP’s initiative includes the bringing the Queen Bee to her new home for the crowdfunding bee campaign. This will take place on June 4th at 3pm at the beehives down the grassy knoll from Parking Lot 5. A beekeeper will be on site to answer questions, bee-friendly seed packets and stained glass honey bee ornaments will be for sale, and our community garden will be in full swing.
For more information on 100 in 1 Day, visit https://hamilton.100in1day.ca/.