Ever since his uncle taught him the art of beekeeping at age 15, Alex Mclean has been fascinated with these communal insects. That passion inspired him to forge a unique career path and start his own urban beekeeping business. As co-founder of Alvéole, Alex installs and maintains honey-producing hives in cities across Canada.
But being an entrepreneur is never easy, and Alex relies on organizations like Interac and the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) for help. The low Interac fee structure has helped him sell beekeeping equipment at a fair price, while the CFIB offers guidance and advocates for entrepreneurs across Canada. Watch the video to see how Interac and the CFIB are helping small businesses like Alvéole generate some serious buzz.