Year: 2015 – 2018
Principal Investigator:
Cameron Cartiere
Nancy Holmes

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Border Free Bees is a long-term public art initiative headed by Dr. Cameron Cartiere, Professor in the Faculty of Culture + Community at Emily Carr University of Art + Design and Nancy Holmes, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at The University of British Columbia, Okanagan, in collaboration with numerous strategic partners. The initiative’s mission is to raise awareness of the plight of wild pollinators, empower communities to actively engage in solutions for habitat loss, and transform under-utilized urban sites into aesthetically pleasing and scientifically viable pollinator pastures.

Border Free Bees consists of several related projects in partnership with scientists, specialists, community groups, businesses, and municipalities. Their work is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.