VANCOUVER ― Burt’s Bees Canada and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts have expanded their Wild for Bees partnership by installing 16 bee hotels across Canada, including at three major bee hotels in downtown Vancouver. This brings the number of tiny hotels to 21 since the partnership began in 2014.
The new bee hotels include six at Fairmont properties in Vancouver, Whistler, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa and Quebec City and 10 in public spaces across the country in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Halifax. In 2014, the first pollinator bee hotel debuted atop the Fairmont Royal York, along with four others across the Greater Toronto Area.
“Solitary bees are a critical part of sustainable urban food production, and habitat loss is a real impediment to bees’ ability to pollinate much of the food we rely on across Canada,” said Jane Mackie, VP, Fairmont Brand. “By building more than a dozen luxury bee hotels from coast to coast, we are doing our part to build a more sustainable world.”
For more than a decade, through its Bee Sustainable initiative, Fairmont has committed itself to improving the overall health and conservation of bee species globally and has built more than 20 apiaries and eight pollinator bee hotels at properties around the world.