CityReach Bees

Dive into urban beekeeping with CityReach's rooftop apiary! Our initiative supports vital pollinators, safeguarding food crops and promoting sustainability. Responding to Vancouver's call, we're making a difference right in the heart of the city.

Program Overview


There is a roof-top honeybee apiary at CityReach!
Join us as we bring nature and sustainability one step closer through the art and discipline of beekeeping.

“If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live.” – Albert Einstein

The logic is simple. No more bees. No more pollination. No more plants. No more animals. No more you. As far as important species go, bees are at the top of the list. Honeybees don't just make honey; they pollinate 70 of the 100 crop species that feed 90% of the world. Among them: apples, nuts, avocados, soybeans, asparagus, broccoli, celery, squash, cucumbers, peaches, kiwi, cherries, blueberries, cranberries, strawberries, and other melons. In a world without bees we would struggle to sustain the global human population of 7 billion.

In response, the City of Vancouver has reached out and asked anyone who has the ability to keep bees to do so. As we seek to partner with our city and care for God’s creation, we have decided to do our part in helping natures little stripped pollinators thrive by starting to keep bees on the rooftop of our neighbours at Broadway Church, Vancouver.

Volunteer opportunities for CityReach bees will re-open in Spring 2024.

For general information regarding our program, please email

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