Host a Hive
Niagara Beeway's Bee Network Initiative
Host a Hive is an innovative program that introduces a new concept of beekeeping in order to mitigate the many problems facing our bee population today. Our plan is to create a Bee Network throughout Niagara whereby we will lessen the amount of stress on one individual bee farm by spreading out the hives throughout the entire region of Niagara. By dispersing the hives from one concentrated location, there will be less risk of poisoning because the bees will be foraging in multiple locations. This program is designed to place two to four hives onto a network of private properties that do not operate commercial farms which use pesticides, thereby limiting the exposure to chemical poisoning. By dispersing hundreds of hives throughout the region of Niagara, we can lessen the risk of mass mortality. If one property host experiences hive collapse, it will affect just a few hives instead of losing the entire population. This data will help us map out the safest pollinator-friendly locations.