Advocating for species native to Niagara.
1. To protect existing native Flora and fauna communities
2. Restore and create native habitat
3. Monitor and study local ecological systems
4. Develop practices to promote native species biodiversity
5. Exchange ideas to enhance appreciation of the local ecology.
The boundaries of the beeway were formed by seven years of honey bee study. Data was collected during the swarm period by swarm response beekeepers. This is a free service offered to residence of Niagara and the associated municipalities. . Honey bees suffered enormous losses during the past seven years. Feral swarms which were historically common throughout Niagara have been decimated, except within 2 km on each side of the St Lawrence Seaway, the Welland Canal section that runs from Port Weller to Port Colborne. In the beeway area feral swarms thrive accounting for more than 82% of our responses. Although the reason is not clearly understood, there is something healthy for our honey bees here. The Beeway project is focused on restoring biodiversity and honey bee is our best indicator.
WE OFFER FREE HONEY BEE SWARM RECOVERY
This is a service funded by the Niagara Beeway. NO CHARGE to residents of Niagara.
If you see a beard-like swarm of bees hanging on a fence or bush please call 905-736-0176, A Niagara Beeway beekeeper will return your call and respond with the proper equipment for the safe rescue and removal of Niagara honey bees. Just text a cell phone photo of your swarm, wasp nest to us at 905-736-0176, please include your address with the photo.
CANADIAN TIRE SUPPORTS THE L3K HONEYBEE RESCUE PROGRAM BY DISPLAYING THIS IMPORTANT INFORMATION