Cantera is taking thousands of bees under its wing!
We're proud to take part in the great movement for more eco-conscious cities by installing beehives at our community!
What about stings?
It really shouldn't be a worry - bees are not interested in humans. They set out on a daily quest to bring back resources to the colony to ensure its development. Besides, did you know bees die when they sting? They lose their stinger and part of their abdomen, so they have no interest in stinging unless they feel their colony is threatened.
Alveole: a partner to fly with!
Our project is realized in collaboration with Alveole, a social beekeeping company. Since 2013, Alveole has partnered with hundreds of companies and schools to start beekeeping projects all over North America and Europe, each hive creating more ecological awareness, allowing city dwellers to reconnect with nature and change their sense of responsibility towards the environment. We invite you to take this opportunity to discover the links that bind us to bees and better understand the flora and fauna that surround us, right here in the city.
Fun BEE Facts!
• Workers dedicate their lives to serving the colony. They will never leave it for another.
• Bees can see colour, particularly blue, purple and violet.
• As they get older, worker bees are given increasingly complex tasks.
• Each worker bee lives from 3 to 6 weeks in the summer, and 3 to 6 months in the winter.
• Bees communicate with pheromones, smells that cause a response in other members of the hive.
• It is estimated that bees need to eat 8 kilos of honey to produce a single kilo of beeswax.
• Bees fly the equivalent of four times the earth’s circumference to produce one kilogram of honey.
• Bees visit up to 4,500,000 flowers to produce every kilogram of honey.• Each bee will produce about 1/8 teaspoon of honey in its entire lifetime.