AIRDRIE – Buzzing from the success of the Urban Beekeeping Pilot Project, the City of Airdrie was officially designated as Canada’s 23rd Bee City in April.
Bee City Canada’s Director, Shelly Candel, presented Mayor Brown with a certificate officially recognizing Airdrie as a Bee City. This designation recognizes Airdrie as a community committed to future initiatives to help pollinators.
“We are excited to join the Bee City Canada network which will provide us with access to workshops, educational resources and webinars on best practices for pollinators,” says Senior Planner, Gail Gibeau.
The Bee City designation is a great opportunity to showcase what Airdrie is doing to protect and promote pollinator habitats.
“This is exciting to be able to present to Mayor Brown and the other City Councillors the declaration that Airdrie is now a Bee City, a city committed to protecting all pollinators and especially the beloved bee,” says Candel. “There are over 200 species of bees in Airdrie that need your help. Please plant your home gardens with pollinators in mind this spring. Let’s give ‘Bees a Chance.’”
City staff have been convening as part of an ongoing Pollinator Working Group since the beginning of this year and are actively recruiting members from the community to join.
For more information on the Bee City designation or how to become a member of the Pollinator Working Group, please visit www.airdrie.ca/beecity