Following the success of our social reforestation project in April, ACTUMUS is proud to take part in a second movement to support the environment and join forces with ALVEOLE to install urban beehives on a elementary school rooftop in the Grand Montreal area. In order to do so, we will donate 1$ to ALVEOLE for each ACTUMUS product sold in September. ALVEOLE is a social beekeeping company, specialized since 2013 in partnerships with numerous companies and schools, that allows different communities to better understand the environment surrounding them.
ALVEOLE has a tremendous impact on different levels:
- Urban beekeeping is a great way to educate city dwellers to the crucial role of bees in food production
- Population of bees, butterflies, bumblebees and other pollinators are in rapid decline all over the world
- Bees pollinate more than 130 varieties of fruits and vegetables around the globe, that’s a third of our food supply
We hope that our initiative will help ALVEOLE to install 2 to 3 beehives in time for the winter rest and make sure our pollinating friends will be at work as soon as the first days of Spring and then ensure the sustainability of the urban flora around the school. A part of the honey harvested at the end of the season will even be available to our customers, stay tuned!
Don’t worry for the stings with the kids. Bees are note interested in human beings. They have one goal, and one goal only: to collect nectar and pollen from flowers within a 5 kilometers radius of their hive to ensure the colony’s development and survival. Unless their hive is in great danger, the risk is minimum on a school rooftop, they don’t want to lose their stinger and a part of their abdomen!
Join us this month and participate in an effort for a better planet and healthier human beings.
Happy back-to-school to all!