Beekeeping Activity

The project

The Villa Maria campus is home to bee colonies overseen by EcoLab. Developed with Alvéole – a social enterprise founded in 2013 – our new beehives offer a dynamic, safe project for our students (the hives are located more than 80 meters from the school in a fully enclosed area). The project will help raise our students' awareness of the essential role bees play in agriculture and food production.

Several other initiatives are tied to the project, including our recently created pollinating gardens to keep our buzzing newcomers happy and productive.

Installed in early June (with Alvéole’s help), the hives should produce 150 pots of honey by summer’s end – something everyone can get behind!

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Objectives

ENRICHMENT

Supplement the science and technology curriculum

HANDS-ON LEARNING

Offer experiential learning opportunities

DIVERSIFICATION

Reach more students with an expanded activity offering

ECO-CITIZENSHIP

Present the concepts of eco-citizenship and sustainable development

FARMING TECHNOLOGY

Expose our students and those from other schools in the community to the use of small-scale farming technology

AWARENESS

Introduce the scientific principles underlying agriculture and composting
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