HAP Hive Pollinator Gardens

Swissvale Pollinator Garden


Our first step in HAP Hive has been to create a pollinator garden. Humane Action Pittsburgh, in partnership with the Swissvale Borough Council, is installing a pollinator garden in a previously vacant lot in Swissvale. The 12,000 square feet of space will serve as an oasis for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

Volunteers from HAP, the Shade Tree Committee, and the community have helped lay the groundwork for this project during monthly work days. Volunteers have helped clean up litter, clear debris, seed, prune, fertilize, plant trees, and dig a drainage trench.

We would like to thank Swissvale Borough Councilwoman Abigail Salisbury for not only championing the project, but also joining our work days to see this project through.

Edgewood Pollinator Garden


This pollinator garden is in memory of Daisy Nicole.

She was a young woman that had many passions, including the health and long-term welfare of the global environment for all creatures.

Daisy had an unforgettable sense of humor and spoke intelligently with great gusto about the importance of bees for all. “Although small, they are mighty” when it comes to human health. Her last conversation with a loved one, just before her death, included a lengthy discussion about bees, their importance in the world, and the impacts on the human food chain.

Daisy died unexpectedly at the age of 20 from an accidental overdose in Fort Collins, Colorado, where she went to pursue a degree in Environmental Science. She died just a couple of months before planning to move back home to Pittsburgh to live in Edgewood with loved ones. While sustaining the impact of Daisy’s loss, her loved ones have also understood it is with honor and unconditional love for Daisy that they continue Daisy’s legacy by supporting her passion for bee pollination.

While sustaining the impact of Daisy’s loss, her loved ones have also understood it is with honor and unconditional love for Daisy that they continue Daisy’s legacy by supporting her passion for bee pollination.

If you would like to support our pollinator garden project, please donate here. If you would like to collaborate to get a pollinator garden installed in your neighborhood or in honor/memorial of a loved one, email our director of operations, Shannon Dickerson.

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