Since 2013, we’ve been gradually developing our property in south east Calgary to accommodate our growing urban bee project. It’s been a learning curve, helped along by Eliese Watson, founder of Apiaries & Bees for Communities. Eliese has taught us how to tend to the colonies, what they need to thrive, and how to harvest the honey to add to our beers. Big Rock Brewmaster Paul Gautreau has now received his Level One Beekeeping Certification and our hive numbers are growing (6 as of 2016). Big Rock is passionate about urban beekeeping and concerned about the bee population being in decline. Bees play a crucial role in the Earth's ecosystem and we would like to do all that we can to help boost their revival.