Powerful Pollinators: How Manitoba’s Honeybees Help Feed Us
Globally, humans rely heavily on honeybees and other pollinators for food crop production. One in every three bites Canadians take is made possible by pollinators — from fruits and vegetables to nuts and grains.
But honeybees face increasing challenges. Their population is in sharp decline due to human factors including monocultures in industrial agriculture, pesticide use, and habitat loss. The dying off of honeybee populations could be of dire significance to global food production.
Join us for a CPAWS Manitoba webinar with Chris Kirouac, cofounder of Beeproject Apiaries, who will discuss the critical role bees play in pollinating our food crops, the benefits of urban beekeeping, and what you can do to help protect Manitoba’s honeybee populations.
As ambassadors for pollinators, Beeproject Apiaries believes urban beekeeping is an important tool to bring knowledge and interest in protecting all pollinators to the general public.
Beeproject hopes to motivate Canadians to work towards a sustainable food system and better management of our wild and farmed areas through education and meaningful experiences with urban hives.
About the Speaker
Chris Kirouac started Beeproject as a hobby 15 years ago and it has since become his main focus. He and his partner, Lindsay, install and maintain rooftop and backyard hives across the city of Winnipeg. Beeproject works hard to protect honeybees, promote food security, educate the public and introduce everyone to the amazing honey that urban settings can provide.
How Can We Help?
If you have any questions or require any additional accommodations to participate, please email us at [email protected].
About CPAWS Manitoba:
CPAWS Manitoba has been instrumental in establishing 22 new parks and protected areas in our province. That’s an area larger than Lake Winnipeg at nearly 26,000 square kilometres. Our goal is to protect half of Manitoba’s lands and waters.
Lunch and Learns
Nature has been here for us during the pandemic.
CPAWS Manitoba wants to maintain this positive connection to nature by providing a space for Manitobans to connect online from the safety of our homes and be inspired by nature in our backyards and beyond.
This program is possible thanks to the generous support of The Winnipeg Foundation and the Conservation Trust, a Manitoba Climate and Green Plan Initiative delivered by the Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation.