Vancouver Police Department to introduce 10,000 bees to Cambie headquarters

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The Vancouver Police department has introduced around 10,000 bees to the Cambie Street headquarters.

The bees live in two beehives and will reside on the third floor community garden.

Three beekeepers from Hives for Humanity carried them to their new spot to join the 2,000 staff and volunteers at the VPD.

“There are a lot of similarities between beekeeping and policing,” said VPD spokesperson Sergeant Randy Fincham. “If you treat each other with fairness and respect, nobody gets stung.”

The effort is to help combat the decline in bee populations globally. They are vital to our ecosystem, as around 80% of plants rely on the bugs to be able to pollinate.

As for all that honey the bees will produce, the VPD hinted that we might see it come to a location nearby.

Hives for Humanity is a non-profit organization that aims to bring communities together through beekeeping. They started with just one hive and have grown to over 150 hives in the past three years.

To find out more about Hives for Humanity, you can visit their website at hivesforhumanity.com.

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