How can we reach our 2020
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How can we reach our 2020 Greenest City targets?

Develop incentives to restore the bee populations

[Submitted via email by Patrice Allen]

Develop incentives to restore the bee populations, not only for their products but for cross-pollination in ALL green spaces.

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  • Local Food Working Group commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @PA and SF - re allowing urban beekeeping. Good idea! A few years ago we created a series of Guidelines for Hobby Beekeeping which you can find on our Food Policy webpages:

    http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/socialplanning/initiatives/foodpolicy/projects/beekeeping.htm

    they're at the point where we'll need to update them in the next little while - so stay tuned for that.

    We also put a series of beehives on the roof of City Hall a few months ago and would love to see more folks get involved with bee-keeping. Are there any resources that you think would be helpful here?

  • Steven Forth commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Great idea, pollinators are a keystone function in our ecosystem and we should be very concerned about their health and creating spaces where they can thrive. Perhaps we should even allow urban bee keeping! I am out of votes at the moment but plan to reallocate some votes soon!)

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