Media Release: Modo launches new Pollination Program just in time for spring!
Meet Modo’s new Bee Mobile!
In keeping with Modo’s social and environmental Purpose, starting April 15, members of the co-op can now transport and share their bees with others. Modo’s new Bee Mobile will be available in the Oversized & Premium category to help members and aspiring apiarists transport live bees (and hives) around the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, Squamish and the Okanagan. Whether you have your own bees or would like to tap into the hives of others, Modo’s new Pollination Program can help. Those who have their own bees can now share their stock with fellow members, helping create more hives around the city and making beekeeping more inclusive and accessible.
Modo’s CEO Patrick Nangle has been tending his own hive since 2018, establishing the Point Grey Worker Bee Co-op. With help from Victory Gardens Co-op and Hives for Humanity, he was able to create both a vibrant urban garden and collection of hives. Now he wants to share his passion with all Modo members and create some buzz around the latest fleet addition.
“We can all do our part for pollinators. In addition to the work I do related to sustainable transportation, affordable housing and mentoring young entrepreneurs, I’m also an urban beekeeper. Why? The honey is nice but it’s really to add more pollinators to the neighbourhood. We need more bees, which will travel up to 3 kms from home to pollinate while seeking nectar and pollen.” — Patrick Nangle
Transporting live bees comes with its own challenges, so we consulted with several local apiarist experts to ensure Modo’s Pollination Program follows best practices, especially when it comes to finding the safest and most sustainable way to transport hives and their worker bees. Quick travel for the bees between neighbourhoods helps to reduce their stress, making Modo’s new Bee Mobile the perfect solution.
Do you have an active hive you’d like to share, need help setting up your own, or want to borrow your neighbour’s? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.