Pollinator HabitatPollinator Habitat

Pollinator Habitat

Pollinator Habitat

Pollinator Habitat

Pollinator Habitat

Pollinator Habitat

Being kind to the land...

More than just honey bees, and beekeeping, we're learning how to read and understand the land as it relates to our various pollinators. Whether you follow the science of climate change, or mainly agree the the climate is changing, we've long understood that wild natural pollinator habitat is in decline from urbanization and our changing environment. This has a direct impact on our pollinator populations, and a serious impact on their health and available nutrition. In the world of botany, we're self proclaimed amateurs with a great deal to learn, however are motivated and inspired by the opportunity to minimize food deserts for pollinators, increase pollinator habitat in our greenspaces, and through re-wilding non-invasive wildflower pollinator habitat.

After meeting with Kate from the Elk Root Conservation Farm in 2020, We partnered with KinSeed Ecologies to apply for a grant application to the Investment Agriculture Foundation Bee BC Program. In 2021 we were approved to develop a 5,000sq' non-invasive wildflower pollinator habitat and wildflower seed farm in the area of Revelstoke BC. Understanding the natural dearth (low forage times) in our area, we focused on a plant and seed mix that levelled the peaks and valleys for pollen and nectar sources, increasing availability and variety between March and September each year. While our focus on plant and seed selection is bias towards improving honey bees health and nutrition, we're also very considerate towards a range of other native pollinators, working towards a better balance.

Our intention is to develop our knowledge and experience with increasing pollinator habitat, advocating for opportunities to increase pollinator habitat in our region through public education and engagement with stakeholders in our communities, and participating with national programs such as Bee City Canada, and our local Revelstoke Bee City volunteer group.

We are please to announce that we have engaged with the Cabot Revelstoke Golf Course development at Revelstoke Mountain Resort in Revelstoke BC, discussing opportunities to enhance the golf course landscape design from concept, increasing pollinator habitat throughout the 18 hole premier golf course. We are very excited about this engagement, and what it could mean to increasing pollinator habitat through planting and seed selection, and a focused awareness towards native pollinators in and around the golf course development. 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 - Environmental Planning, Wildlife and Habitat Management, Water Conservation, Chemical Use Reduction and Safety, Water Quality Management & Outreach and Education. The Cabot Revelstoke Golf Course is expected to be a certified member for this location as well.

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 bkublick@community-connections.ca 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.