Fairmont Waterfront in Vancouver shares its 2,100 square foot herb garden with honeybee hives on the hotel’s third-floor terrace. Guests of the hotel are invited to join the daily garden and hives tour conducted by onsite ‘Bee Butler’ Michael King. The hotel added a pollinator bee hotel to the garden in 2015 in partnership with Hives for Humanity and as part of the national WILD FOR BEES campaign. Hives for Humanity also supports the hotel with bee keeping expertise. Julia Common of Hives for Humanity works on behalf of and in collaboration with John Gibeau of the Honey Bee Centre.
500,000 honeybees living in six beehives produce 600-800 pounds of honey per year.