Bees are abuzz at Central City
Central City has announced its new eco-friendly initiative.
The centre, in conjunction with the Surrey Beekeepers Association (www.surreybeeclub.ca), installed a bee hive on Central City’s roof in April 2017.
The beehive has thrived since installation and developed into a strong colony, with about 40,000 individual bees at the peak. The bees travel anywhere from 1km to 8km from the hive to Holland Park, Bear Creek Park, and the gardens in the neighborhood of Central City. The bees pollinate the flowers and plants (like blueberries, blackberries, apples, and sunflowers) at these areas so that they can flourish as well as grow food.
Central City’s beehive project has had the added benefit of generating unpasteurized, unfiltered, liquid gold honey for consumption.
The bee hive project was spearheaded by the Surrey Beekeepers Association’s President, Thomas Schmitz, in partnership with Central City’s Marketing Department with the goal of developing an environmentally friendly project to educate the public about bees.
Check out this link for an informational video from the Surrey Now Leader on the project: http://www.surreynowleader.com/buzz/video-creating-a-buzzzz-around-central-city/.