About Us


The Apiculture Santropol Roulant Beekeeping Collective is a small group of novice beekeepers working with Langstroth hives on urban rooftops in the Ville de Montreal.

We meet once per week to collectively plan actions on our hives, which volunteers from the group go out to perform during the week. Meetings are run by a facilitator, a position which rotates, and recorded by a secretary.

Our hives are on the roof of Santropol Roulant, next to the rooftop gardens and on the roof of McGill’s Frank Dawson Adams’ Building, within good pollinating range of both the Edible Campus project and McGill’s student-run Campus Crops garden.

See also: Other beehives around Montreal & Miel Montreal for more information.

Why engage in urban beekeeping?

  • To maintain a healthy bee population.
  • To highlight the importance of pollinators in local food production.
  • To experiment with beekeeping in an urban setting.
  • To connect urbanites to the source of their food.
  • To dispel common misconceptions about bees.
  • To train new beekeepers.

Contact us

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2 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Hi! My name is Karen Hansen. I live in North Carolina. In the next 2+ weeks I am teaching 2 classes in Beekeeping. One is at an Asheville Bee School and the other is at the Organic Growers School. I am doing a PowerPoint presentation and would love to use a couple of the photographs from your blog. I would credit them to you of course. Would you allow me to do this? Thanks so much!

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