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Hillcrest Mall in Richmond Hill Installs Beehives on Roof to Fight Declining Bee Population

Richmond Hill won’t let Toronto enjoy its Bee City accolades alone. The suburb’s Hillcrest Mall has just become what’s believed to be the first Canadian shopping centre to install beehives on its roof, in an effort to protect pollinators and encourage more bee farming in the communities.

This is a decorative photoRichmond Hill won’t let Toronto enjoy its Bee City accolades alone. The suburb’s Hillcrest Mall has just become what’s believed to be the first Canadian shopping centre to install beehives on its roof, in an effort to protect pollinators and encourage more bee farming in the communities.

“This is our way of taking environmental concerns one step further,” said Hillcrest’s marketing director Lisa Resnic, noting the project adds to the centre’s existing sustainability policies. “The story in the beginning was about the lack of bees and how we as a society are losing them, but now it’s about keeping them healthy. It’s exciting.”

Full Article: www.thestar.com