We provide full-service beekeeping in Winnipeg's urban centre.
At Beeproject, we are committed to supporting the declining population of pollinators, specifically the honeybee. Our Urban Pollination Project will allow you to have a hive without knowing a lot, or anything, about beekeeping. This program is meant to be a turn-key operation in which we install and maintain the hive(s) and deliver the ultra local honey to you at the end of the season.
- Yearly rental of your hive(s)
- Help with site selection at your organization
- Delivery of the hive
- Complete hive management, including maintenance visits every 7-10 days from May till September
- Honey house visits during extraction
- Up to 25 Kg of ultra-local honey from your own home
You’ll have the chance to get up close to the hive and learn basic beekeeping knowledge. You’ll also get to observe the magic of honey production and the seasonal changes of the hive.
We believe that public awareness and education are key to making a difference in the plight of the bee and other pollinators. We believe in sustainable beekeeping methods and take great care to keep our bees in an ecologically mindful way, knowing that great honey is made by bees that are well cared for.
Our hives are all around the city
How does this work?
Host your own hive
Get in touch
Let us know who you are and why you're interested.
Host A Hive - Inquiry
We sort out the details
We'll need to figure out if your location is suitable for bee hives, whether your organization is interested in workshops, or honey, or both, and a few other details which will determine pricing.
We will visit your location to find the best placement for the hives. When the season starts up (usually May), we will bring all of the hives, the equipment, and the bees. This is a turn-key operation, and you don't have to do anything — unless you want to!
Every beehive is made up of thousands of living creatures and requires proper care to prevent disease, swarming, and to maintain the health of the hive. We will visit your hives every 1-2 weeks to check up on it's health, apply any needed treatments, and add more boxes if they need the room.
Workshops (if you want them)
You will also have the opportunity to observe and learn about honeybee hives and beekeeping. We'd love for you to join us to learn more!
Extract the honey & take it home!
We will extract and deliver the honey for you to use as you'd like. Some of our restaurant partners use it in their kitchens, other organizations bottle it up to give to employees, friends, and families. And other locations offer their own ultra-local honey for sale to the public. It's up to you :)
Looking for residential hives?
Currently city bylaws only allow beekeeping in the downtown.
This is in review though! See plans and bylaw information on the City of Winnipeg website.
Please contact us to learn more!