The city has installed a honey bee hive on the fourth floor of the Mississauga Civic Centre. L to R: Sarah Piett, M.E.S., Natural Heritage Coordinator, Forestry; Mayor Bonnie Crombie; Kendall Wayow, Manager, Building Services & Operations, City of Mississauga – City of Mississauga
The hive is expected to produce 15 kilograms of honey or 100 jars of 140 grams each.
By Ali Raza
July 3, 2018
Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Toronto-based urban beekeeping company Alvéole came up with the idea last year and with the assistance of city staff, a honey beehive home to 5,000 bees on the fourth floor of the Mississauga Civic Centre was recently installed.
This move is expected to support urban agriculture, plant pollination, and provide an opportunity to educate the public regarding pollinators and their role in an urban environment.
The hive is expected to increase to 50,000 bees by November when it will be wrapped for the winter and remain on the roof until its unwrapped again in April 2019. As the bee population increases, more hive boxes will be added.