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Urban Beekeeping: Hives at Cascades

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Photo Credit: Alvéole

 

Last June, Cascades launched a new partnership with the urban beekeeping company Alvéole. This social enterprise, which assists organizations in producing honey in urban environments, installed six hives on the site of our Brossard unit for a three-year period. The hives will produce at least 40 kilograms of honey per year.

 

Alvéole at a glance
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Photo Credit: Alvéole

 

Why produce our own honey?

By making this active contribution to sustainable development, Cascades is helping to increase local honey production, pollination and greening in urban environments. The mission of this initiative is to protect bees, whose populations are declining significantly around the world. Bees are insect pollinators that play a major role in fruit, vegetable and nut production: a third of our food relies on their pollination.

 

The harvest

We harvested the Cascades honey made by our thousands of winged colleagues! On September 6, 2016, our partner Alvéole visited the site of the Brossard unit to extract the honey and put it into jars. Our bees travelled the equivalent of four times around the globe to produce each kilogram of honey.

 

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