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‘Bee Hotel’ Initiative Promotes Sustainable Urban Food Production

Burt’s Bees Canada and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts announce that they have expanded their Wild for Bees partnership by installing 16 uniquely built “bee hotels” across Canada, including three major bee hotels in downtown Vancouver. This brings the total number of hotels to 21 since the partnership began in 2014._x000D_
Important national partners on this project include Pollinator Partnership Canada and Sustainable.TO Architecture + Building (Sustainable.TO), a leading Canadian architecture firm. Sustainable.TO led the design and construction of the bee hotels nationwide, while Pollinator Partnership Canada provided strategic guidance and expertise on pollinator health. In Vancouver, Hives for Humanity built the bee hotel the Fairmont Waterfront will host._x000D_
Pollinator bee hotels are sustainable nesting spaces for solitary pollinator bees. While other types of bees, like honeybees and bumblebees, typically work and nest in groups, solitary bees visit flowers and nest individually; without a queen or a hive, solitary bees must seek out nesting grounds on their own. The Wild for Bees bee hotels provide solitary bees with a safe place to rest their weary wings._x000D_
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