Check out this upcoming event, hosted by Hives for Human Society and SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement:


This event is an evening of discussion offering tools for creating relationships of dignity and respect for all people, and creating diverse habitats and forage for all pollinators.


  • Mark Winston – Professor and Senior Fellow, SFU Centre for Dialogue, and Author Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive, winner of the 2015 Govenor-General’s Literary Award for Non-fiction. Mark will be facilitating the evenings presentations and reading from his book!
  • Elizabeth Elle – Professor of Biological Sciences, SFU, and wild bee expert. Elizabeth will be showcasing the wild bees that live in our city, and ways we can work to support their health.
  • Sarah Common – Hives for Humanity, Chief Community Officer and Co-Founder. Sarah co-founded Hives for Humanity with her mother Julia, in 2012, and since has been building opportunities for connection to nature and to community, through the bees, in the DTES and beyond.
  • Dean Wilson – Downtown Eastside (DTES) Community Activist. Dean has taken his fight for human rights for those living with addiction in the DTES all the way to the Supreme Court, and works daily to empower the voices of his community.

Presentations will be followed by light refreshments, and neighbourhood honey will be available for purchase and also for tasting. All funds raised support Hives for Humanity’s non-profit programming and #BuildBeeSpace projects.

Click here to purchase tickets for this event.