Organizational Philosophy

We are a grassroots organization founded in 2019 upon the guiding principals of an obsession with native bees and the desire to bring people together over that shared passion.​

Vision

 

We envision a future where BC’s native bees are thriving and protected.​

Mission

 

To lead collaborative, community- and science-based actions that support native bees and other wild pollinators through art, education, and research.

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Purpose

  1. Protect and promote British Columbia’s native bees and other wild pollinators for their critical role in maintaining a healthy environment;

  2. Inspire connectedness to nature through the scientific and artistic study of our native pollinators and their habitats;

  3. Lead activities including but not limited to: scientific research, education and outreach, citizen science, artistic creation and interpretation, and conservation actions (e.g., habitat restoration);

  4. Advocate (municipally, provincially, federally) for additional protections and programs for native pollinators;

  5. Provide expertise to practitioners for running external programs to protect and enhance British Columbia’s native pollinator populations;

  6. Attract a diverse group of both experts and enthusiasts to membership.

Values​

  1. Diversity: We protect and restore diverse habitats for pollinators. We promote diverse ways of knowing and multicultural, cross-disciplinary approaches in our work.

  2. Accountability: We use a transparent, evidence-based approach to inform our practices and commit to ongoing learning as new knowledge arises.

  3. Decolonization: We commit to working towards mitigating historic and ongoing injustices, against humans and non-humans that have taken place on this land. 

  4. Collaboration: We cultivate connections between people and organizations to amplify the impact of bee and pollinator conservation initiatives.

  5. Inclusivity: We commit to fostering a safe and welcoming environment for all who have a passion for supporting and protecting native bees.