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Therapeutic Beekeeping Program

We work to create a positive, enlivened, supportive network around the bee yard enhancing community through apiculture.

We work to create a positive, enlivened, supportive network around the bee yard; we seek to enhance community through apiculture.

Beekeeping, and the culture that surrounds the hive, has incredibly therapeutic capacity, regardless of socio-economic status or background, if practiced with that intent.  We are all seeking connection: to nature, to ourselves and to each other. 

We creating meaningful partnerships with other non-profit organizations and businesses, to build an apiary that works for your location, engages  and highlights the uniqueness of your community, both through the honey the bees produce and the stories we share.

Our programming fosters self-worth and pride, offers meaningful and inclusive opportunities and connects people to supportive community.

Currently we have therapeutic apiaries at:

  • Hastings Folk Garden and Hugh Bird Residence in partnership with the Portland Hotel Community Service Society;
  • The Budzey Apartments and Marguerite Ford Apartments in partnership with RainCity Housing;
  • Sorella House for Women in partnership with ATIRA Women’s Resource Society;
  • Yukon Transitional Shelter and First Place Housing with Lookout Society;
  • Culloden Court and Steeve’s Manor with BC Housing;
  • Cambie VPD Offices;
  • Sole Food Orchard in partnership with Vancity;
  • Dunbar Community Centre;
  • Italian Cultural Centre;
  • Cathedral Square Park in partnership with the Downtown Vancouver BIA and City of Vancouver Parks Board;
  • Science World;
  • Big Rock Urban Brewery;
  • Fairmont Waterfront Hotel.

Each of these programs is designed in collaboration with staff and community members at each location, and responds to specific needs and opportunities in each place, with each participant.

We facilitate creative and welcoming workshops that build skills, enhance teamwork and provide wellness and connectivity. We work with communities ranging from after school care groups to corporate volunteer groups, supportive housing to private hotels.

Please get in touch via: info (@) hivesforhumanity (dot) com to discuss a package for your group or organization.