George Scott - Niagara Beeway
in Niagara Beekeeping
Summary of the honey production now that the results are in.
Our vision for the future.
And how can you help!
Bees in Niagara
Advocating for species native to Niagara.
1. To protect existing native Flora and fauna communities
2. Restore and create native habitat
3. Monitor and study local ecological systems
4. Develop practices to promote native species biodiversity
5. Exchange ideas to enhance appreciation of the local ecology.
The boundaries of the beeway were formed by seven years of honey bee study. Data was collected during the swarm period by swarm response beekeepers. This is a free service offered to residence of Niagara and the associated municipalities. . Honey bees suffered enormous losses during the past seven years. Feral swarms which were historically common throughout Niagara have been decimated, except within 2 km on each side of the St Lawrence Seaway, the Welland Canal section that runs from Port Weller to Port Colborne. In the beeway area feral swarms thrive accounting for more than 82% of our responses. Although the reason is not clearly understood, there is something healthy for our honey bees here.
The Beeway project is focused on restoring biodiversity and honey bee is our best indicator.