A beekeeper’s paradise in NDG

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MONTREAL – Matt Trowell has been taking care of Jardin Rencontres in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (NDG) for almost ten years.

Now, he wants to start something a little different.

“They have a sanctuary here and there are countless people creating a kind of arc or sanctuary or refuge here in the city for the bees,” he said.

Bees thrive in what keepers call an urban jungle.

In fact, there are already hives in about 250 locations across the island. Trowell hopes to add his own.

“There’s a huge trend in urban agriculture in Montreal,” explained Alexandre McLean, the co-founder of Alveole urban agriculture.

“[The trend] uses unused spaces such as rooftops or balconies that we don’t really use on a daily basis to start growing our own vegetables and become a little more independent with our food source.”

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