Positive Impact

A world without bees could struggle to sustain the global human population of 7 billion people. With the rise of pesticides, parasites, disease, and habitat loss, the world is seeing a rapid decline in one of nature's most important pollinators, the solitary bees.

Our Mission

We work to increase the population of solitary bees with a two-prong approach.

The first component is educating youth through presentations and workshops. We believe that experiential learning opportunities can empower others to create a difference in their own communities

The other component is to physically increase solitary bee populations by placing bee boxes in green spaces around Canada. We are able to do this by partnering with local governments and universities

Education

Action

Growth


What Are Bee Boxes?

Bee boxes are 6 x 9 inch wooden shelters with holes in them made from various natural materials. They effectively increase solitary bee populations by providing a safe space for the bee to lay their egg and repopulate.

Bee Box Map

The Solitary Bee Project encourages consumers to place their Solitary Bee Boxes across the city.

With our interactive map, you will soon be able to submit your Solitary Bee Box location to see transparent change within your community.

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About Us

A world without bees could struggle to sustain the global human population of 7 billion people. With the rise of pesticides, parasites, disease, and habitat loss, the world is seeing a rapid decline in one of nature's most important pollinators, the solitary bees.

At The Solitary Bee Project, we believe that experiential learning opportunities is an empowering long-term solution to a balanced ecosystem.

Instead of talking about the importance of nature's most important pollinator, we want to empower youth and adults, on easy, fun and memorable ways towards bringing about a long-term sustainable future. The causes behind a declining bee population is complicated and political, but long-term community sustainability is within reach.


The Founder

Simran Jolly’s love for nature combined with her passion for ecology has motivated her to establish a social enterprise with a mission to increase the population of endangered pollinator species. After reading an article about Colony Collapse Disorder, she gained an interest in pollinator species and their importance to local ecosystems. After doing research and consulting experts in the field, she recognized the substantial significance of solitary bees. To increase the population of this species, she began working with local governments and universities to place bee boxes in green spaces. She began a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of solitary bees by providing presentations and bee box building workshops. Her mission is to make a difference by not only taking action in her community but to encourage and educate others to do the same.

Upcoming Events

McMaster Sustainability day – 10:00 – 2:00 in McMaster Student Atrium

Event Start

October 23, 2019

10:00AM

Event End

October 23, 2019

2:00PM


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Daily News Story: The Solitary Bee Project Leading 100in1 Day Hamilton

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