The Kelowna Bee Ambassador ProgramWorking together as a community, over 350 home owners, businesses, schools, and other property stewards in Kelowna BC made the commitment to support the over 400 bee species native to the Okanagan. In the spring and summer of 2018, people signed up to become a “Bee Ambassador.” Along with getting a sign and a package of gardening information, a Bee ID guide and a $5 gift card from The Greenery Garden Centre, Bee Ambassadors made a commitment to:
- Plant and care for a minimum one-square meter bed of recommended bee-friendly flowers.
- Choose drought-tolerant, pesticide-free plants that bloom from spring to fall.
- Leave bare spots for wild bees to dig and nest in.
- Put up a sign in a spot visible to the public.
- Commit to telling neighbours what you’re doing and get one or two more people to jump on board.
- Send us photos of bees, you and your garden!
See the video about the project here:
This map shows the location of all the Kelowna Bee Ambassadors! Can you spot your sign? Share it with the world!
The program is now closed, though watch for possible Bee Ambassador future plans on this website! Border Free Bees is grateful for the support of a Go Wild Community grant from the World Wildlife Fund Canada for the funds that make this program possible.