SIX NATIONS – Several organizations partnered last year to establish 10 honeybee hives located at the Our Sustenance Greenhouse, the Chiefswood National Historic Site (CNHS), and the Everlasting Tree School.
The groups involved were; Chiefswood National Historic Site (CNHS) Board of Trustees and Six Nations Grand River Development Corporation’s (SNGRDC) social enterprise, Our Sustenance, along with the Cloverleaf Foundation.
The project started last year when Our Sustenance and the Board of Trustees secured funding from the Cloverleaf Foundation who contributed more than $8,000 to the project.
“It’s great to see the support we are getting for the apiary (bee yard) project. The bees not only bring pollinators to the Six Nations Community, but also give us access to fresh and local honey,” said Adrianne Lickers from Our Sustenance.
An event to thank the project sponsors was hosted last Friday by the Board of Trustees, who welcomed members of the Cloverleaf Foundation to the Chiefswood National Historic Site for a tour of the grounds and to see the progress of the hives.
Board of Trustee member, Heather George said, “We are so thankful to the Cloverleaf Foundation for their generous support of our bee hive project on Six Nations.”
The Cloverleaf Foundation is a small family foundation, which received its Ontario Charter in 1989. It was founded to allow generations of family members to work together in the spirit of service. Each year the Foundation selects a theme and grants to qualified charitable organizations that support the selected theme. The foundation provides funding for two projects per year. For more information, visit www.cloverleaf.cartergroup.org.