I first got interested in apiculture in 2007 when I learned about colony collapse disorder – the disappearance of thousands upon thousands of beehives across the world. I almost got a project started at Concordia in 2011 before leaving, but the conditions weren’t right for it to take off. The following summer I got the chance to try my hand at the pastime by taking over a hive in the Mile End Meadow of Montreal, also known as the Champs des Possibles. I coordinated the group activities with a team of likeminded amateur beekeepers under the name the Newbees until I moved away from the area in the winter of 2014.
I am a also founding member of the Board of Montreal’s apiculture cooperative, Miel Montréal.