Being kind to the land...
Beyond honey bees and beekeeping, we recognize the importance of preserving and developing non-invasive pollinator habitats. With the decline of natural pollinator habitats due to urbanization and environmental changes, it has become crucial to understand the land as it relates to our various pollinators. This decline directly impacts our pollinator populations and their health and available nutrition.
To address this issue, we partnered with KinSeed Ecologies and applied for a grant from the Investment Agriculture Foundation Bee BC Program. In 2021, we received approval to develop a 5,000 sq. ft. non-invasive wildflower pollinator habitat and seed farm in Revelstoke, BC. Our plant and seed mix is designed to level the peaks and valleys for pollen and nectar sources, increasing availability and variety between March and September each year. Our focus is not only on improving honey bee health and nutrition, but also on other native pollinators to achieve a better balance.
In addition, we aim to develop our knowledge and experience in increasing pollinator habitat, and advocate for opportunities to increase pollinator habitat in our region through public education and engagement with stakeholders. We are excited to announce our engagement with the Cabot Revelstoke Golf Course development, discussing opportunities to enhance the golf course landscape design from concept, increasing pollinator habitat throughout the 18-hole premier golf course. The Cabot brand of golf courses is recognized as a certified member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for golf (ACSP), of which there are six categories including Environmental Planning, Wildlife and Habitat Management, Water Conservation, Chemical Use Reduction and Safety, Water Quality Management, and Outreach and Education. The Cabot Revelstoke Golf Course is expected to be a certified member for this location as well. We are thrilled about this engagement and its potential to increase pollinator habitat through planting and seed selection, and to create awareness towards native pollinators in and around the golf course development.
Pollinator Habitat FAQs
The Revelstoke Bee City volunteer group is looking for more members to join their initiative to increase pollinator habitat and awareness in our community. You can connect with firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
On a more individual level, you can connect with www.pollinator.org and connect with their Planting Guide for the Columbia Mountains and Highlands Ecoregion.
Yes, on so many levels. From labor, to experienced planting project management. We are active students in botany, and could use all the help we can get to make a difference. Please feel free to Contact Us.