THE City of Delta has been declared a Bee City by Bee City Canada. Delta is the 43rd City in Canada to receive this designation and one of only six British Columbia communities named a Bee City.
The Bee City designation is a long-term commitment to protect pollinators. This honour is awarded to cities that publicly declare to protect pollinators and their habitats through coordinated and collaborative actions that align with the Bee City program.
By becoming a Bee City, the City has committed to protecting local pollinators by doing the following:
- Increasing the number of pollinator-friendly flowers in current and future civic garden beds and rain gardens
- Modernizing municipal mowing practices to benefit pollinators
- Developing partnerships with interested members of the community.
City staff will also focus on increasing community awareness and empowering businesses and residents to nurture pollinator-friendly habitats on private property.
Delta Mayor George V. Harvie said: “Bees and other pollinators have experienced a dramatic decline on a global scale, and we must take action to protect all pollinators. Being named a Bee City is a proud achievement for the City of Delta. I look forward to strengthening our commitment to protecting and conserving Delta’s pollinator population for many years to come.”
Visit beecitycanada.org to learn more about the Bee City program