Qu'est-ce que Bees@Schools?

Bees@Schools est un programme basé à l'Université de Guelph qui fournit aux salles de classe une expérience scientifique pratique tout en recueillant des données précieuses. Chaque école participante reçoit un nichoir d'abeilles sauvages au printemps qui est installé tout au long de l'été. À l'automne, les nichoirs sont retournés au 'Centre for Biodiversity Genomics'de l'Université de Guelph. Ici, le contenu des nichoirs va être analysé utilisant le barcode d'ADN pour étudier la distribution des abeilles sauvages au Canada and la nourriture qu'elles mangent.

This map shows our participating schools from 2022 in yellow, 2021 in dark green, 2020 in light green, and 2019 in blue! This year, we had 125 nests returned to us! In 2021 we had 174 nest returned, 93 returned in 2020 and during our 2019 pilot year, we had 42 successfully installed nest boxes.

We would like to respectfully acknowledge the traditional territories of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, their right to self-determination and sovereignty and their relationships to all aspects of creation since time immemorial. We acknowledge the diversity of Indigenous Nations, territories, and communities and each of their unique relationships to land. Through our collective work, we acknowledge with great respect and give voice to all life on planet earth and honour the sacred relationships between people, nature, and biodiversity. 

We are committed to honouring and upholding the 46 articles of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. We will engage with a variety of Indigenous knowledge holders to ensure a diversity of perspectives.

These kinds of relationships require careful cultivation and recognition that they will evolve over time. We re-affirm our commitment to learn to be humble and to continue this journey in a good way.​