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Ensure Hive Future
Available Research NUCsExpressions of Interest Welcome!We are over producing strong V.S.H. NUCs for our own research and breeding purposes.• Planned availability late June 2022 • Queens from our top locally overwintered V.S.H. Instrumentally Inseminated Breeder Queen• Her daughters have over wintered well as small clusters, build up rapidly, and are good honey producers• All NUCs will be inspected prior to deliveryCost:$325 each (with $50 deposit as earnest expression of interest)Priority will be given to those who will also provide some data collection including USDA VSH test. We will assist you in gathering and share the data within the group.Send email to confirm your interest including beekeeping experience to: VSH2022@EnsureHiveFuture.org ... See MoreSee Less
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Ensure Hive Future
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 20, 2022Ensure Hive Future Celebrates World Bee Day Launching a Local Rooftop Beekeeping Program Promoting Honeybee Sustainability, Education and the Environment. #MyHollyburnBeesVancouver, BC — To celebrate International World Bee Day, Ensure Hive Future is expanding its sustainable beekeeping program to include local Vancouver rooftops. “We are pleased to announce our partnership with Hollyburn Properties in participation with their environmentally responsible mandate for sustainability over the long term,” according to Iain Glass, Executive Director at Ensure Hive Future. “We will be providing locally adapted bees and education for not only Hollyburn Properties residents and local communities, but a worldwide audience as well. Together, our goal is to set a new sustainable standard for property management within Canada and beyond.”Native pollinators are in decline and merely replacing them with imported bees from other countries does not address the underlying problems. This year, Ensure Hive Future will be beekeeping on the rooftops of four local Vancouver Hollyburn Properties (2 locations in the West End and 2 locations on the Northshore) with the intention to continue growing this program across Canada. They will also be providing bee friendly seeds to Hollyburn residents, encouraging the planting of bee friendly trees in the communities, and promoting other sustainable initiatives to protect our local ecosystems.“We will follow the lives of our colonies throughout the season by sharing continuous live feeds using bee cams and host regular education opportunities for the local community,” continues Glass. “Additionally, we will be sharing our educational outreach and research for locally adapted Better Bees.” Ensure Hive Future will also be employing summer students to further educate and support the local beekeeping community.About Ensure Hive FutureEnsure Hive Future is a federally incorporated not-for-profit dedicated to apiary research and education. They are working to select for local adaptation and natural resistance to the pathogens which stress bees by “Following the Science for the Bees.” They are working from survival stock, meaning bees who survive without the normal antibiotics and pesticides prophylactically used to keep the vast majority of Western World bees alive. One of their main goals is to see local production of disease resistance honeybees by removing our current dependence on imported honeybees. About Hollyburn PropertiesHollyburn Properties Limited is a Canadian property management, real estate investment and purpose-built rental development company. Founded in 1972 in West Vancouver, Hollyburn is a family business at the forefront of the industry, dedicated to providing residential rental apartment homes across Canada. Hollyburn currently manages and operates multiple commercial properties, over 90 rental apartment communities nationwide, with over 5,700 suites in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Ottawa. Through environmental stewardship, employee training and support and community partnerships, it is Hollyburn’s mission to raise the standard of our property management practices to the benefit of our residents, our employees and the property management industry in Canada.Contact Information:Iain Glass, Ensure Hive FutureIain.Glass@EnsureHiveFuture.org | 604 764 5665Colleen Reyes, Hollyburn Propertiescolleen@hollyburn.com | 604.662.7345-30- ... See MoreSee Less
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