Examples of Accomplishments

Schools

John Rennie High School

Hives in the yard of a school? You won’t believe it yet the John Rennie School relies on Miel Montreal for the installation and management of 2 hives since 2014. Thanks to the support of the teaching staff, a beekeeping program has been formed. In the early years, Miel Montreal assisted the school in the implementation of the project and its appropriation by the students. Now Miel Montreal only needs to provide support and advice at the key moments of the season.

Companies

Complexe Desjardins

Bees are not only on the Desjardins logo, they are also on their roof! Three hives were installed on the roof of the 3rd floor of the Complexe Desjardins South Tower in June 2015. In addition to producing honey, hives serve as a formidable tool to educate employees on the importance of biodiversity in the city.

Institutions

Insectarium

Since 2014, the Montreal Insectarium has had 3 hives at the entrance to the site. The beehives are used as a tool to raise awareness during the summer animations « They're foraging" (5 animations a day every day between June and September). Welcoming an average of 3,200 visitors per summer, these activities allow the general public to become aware of the place of pollinators in the environment, including that of humans.

Palais des Congrès de Montréal

The oldest customer of the coop! In 2012, Miel Montreal installed three hives on the green roof of the Palais des Congrès. Since then, the downtown colonies are doing well and participate in the pollination of gardens installed on the rest of the roof. In 2016, the Palais des Congrès de Montreal officially launched its urban agriculture laboratory.

Tohu

More than a place for shows, Tohu hosts many activities, exhibitions and events ... Two hives were integrated into the complex in 2012. A trail for bees and pollinators complete the bee yard. It is an educational, aesthetic and experimental development which provides a "sanctuary" for domestic and wild honey bees present in the Montreal landscape. This set up gives TOHU visitors an opportunity to learn more about the biodiversity that makes up their city.

Crédit Photo : Manoushka Larouche, Samuel Cogrenne, Alexandre Gillez.