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Leave the leaves (and the stems!): A Bee City Canada perspective

Fall has arrived once again, heralded by the annual dance of red, yellow and orange leaves. For many, this means it is time to bring ...
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Bees

The Vital Role of Milkweed for Butterflies and Pollinators

As the warm summer days gradually give way to crisp autumn mornings, a remarkable transformation takes place in our natural world. It is during this ...
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No Mow May
News

No Mow May: A Bee City Canada Perspective

No Mow May is an initiative that was first popularized by Plantlife, a UK-based conservation charity, and it is now widely known about and participated ...
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Bee Cities

How a college student advocated for her town of New Glasgow in Nova Scotia to become a Bee City

Written by Keeley Shipley From left to right; Rachel Mitchell, Ashley Kenney, Keeley Shipley, Brooke Barsness, Lilah Ross!  My whole life I have enjoyed being ...
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Bees

It’s Time to #LeaveTheLeaves

One of the most valuable things you can do to support pollinators and other invertebrates is to provide them with the winter cover they need. ...
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News

Bee City Canada is merging with Pollinator Partnership Canada

By the end of this year, Bee City Canada will come under Pollinator Partnership Canada’s guidance as a signature initiative. Pollinator Partnership Canada (P2C) is ...
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Shelly NAPPC Award
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2020 NAPPC Pollinator Advocate Canada Award

Shelly Candel is proud to accept the 2020 NAPPC Pollinator Advocate Canada award from Pollinator Partnership. Thank you so much, Vicki, for your very kind ...
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Bee Cities

Pollinator Champion Feature: Susan Blayney

Susan Blayney is the former chair of the Pollinator Action Committee for Bee City Kawartha Lakes. Susan has always had a love for the natural ...
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Featured

2019: A Year in Review from Our Director

Bee City Canada founder and director Shelly Candel on the strides we made in 2019: Many thanks to all of you for supporting Bee City ...
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Featured

Pollinator Champion Feature: Grace of Bumble Kids

Grace, of New Brunswick, is a 10-year-old entrepreneur who created a pollinator-friendly initiative to get kids across Canada into gardening! We interviewed Grace on how ...
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Events

Bee City Canada Pollinator Summit

On September 25, 2018 Bee City Canada held their first Pollinator Summit at the Kortright Centre for Conservation in Woodbridge, Ontario. This report provides a ...
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Happy Holidays
Bee Businesses

Another Great Year!

Dear friends, 2018 proved to be another exciting and encouraging year at Bee City Canada, with an ever-expanding list of cities, towns, schools, businesses and ...
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Student spies something in the veggie patch.
Bee Schools

Growing Gardens Connecting Schools with Nature

With the new school year starting soon, we want to update you on our school gardens project, which we wrote about last May. Our goal has ...
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Members of the Greenwood United Church congregation ready to launch wildflower seed.
Featured

Greenwood United Church: First Bee City Faith Community!

We are very happy to welcome Greenwood United Church, located in Peterborough, Ontario, to our fast-growing and diverse Bee City family. Greenwood has committed to ...
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Bee Campuses

Western Becomes First University Recognized by Bee City Canada!

Western University is buzzing with excitement after becoming the first university to be designated a Bee School by Bee City Canada! The Bee City designation ...
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Wild at Heart Wildlife Refuge Centre
Bee Businesses

Wild at Heart: Wild About Wildlife and Pollinators!

Take a moment and think about a wildlife rehabilitation centre: do images of injured turtles, sick owls, and orphaned deer fawns and racoons come to ...
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News

Pollinators Thrive on David’s Farm

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.2.2″] David Ainslie is a passionate advocate for pollinators who has worked tirelessly since the early 1980s to promote conservation and increase ...
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Shaping the garden at North Bendale PS
Bee Schools

Bee City School Garden Project Breaks Ground

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text – INTRO” _builder_version=”3.12″] Planting and tending to a garden teaches us many important things about nature, pollinators and where our food ...
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Bee Cities

Celebrating Bee Cities Kitchener and Waterloo!

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Photo description” _builder_version=”3.2.1″] Shelly Candel addresses community members during the Bee City recognition ceremony at the 2018 Kitchener-Waterloo Earth Day celebration. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text ...
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News

The Calgary Zoo Joins the Bee City Canada Family!

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.106″ background_layout=”light”] Bee City Canada extends its warmest welcome to the Calgary Zoological Society, the first Bee City Business in Alberta!  As ...
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Happy Holidays from Bee City Canada
Bee Businesses

A Great Year at Bee City Canada!

With the end of the year approaching, we share with you Bee City Canada’s highlights for 2017 and plans for the future.
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Shely Candel, Director of Bee City Canada with Rob Sysak, executive Director of WQW and Andrew Roy of Restorative Landscapes
Bee Businesses

West Queen West Becomes First Bee City Business in Canada

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ custom_padding=”|||” _builder_version=”3.0.62″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.62″] Bee City Canada is very excited to announce the launch of the ...
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Bee Schools

Saving the Bees at Stirling Public School

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”] Stirling Public School’s super exciting actions to save the ...
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News

“Save the Bees” Campaign Featured on CTV News Ottawa

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_code admin_label=”Video”]<iframe src=”https://bmplayer-a.akamaihd.net/shareable/embedssl.html?dc=ctvnews_web&cid=1110638&col=379&w=960&h=540&pl=0&plh=0&adSite=ctv.ctvnewsottawa&adZone=home&omniAcct=ctvgmnews,ctvgmnewsglobalsuite&section=Ottawa&site=ottawa&shareUrl=http://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1110638&playlistId=1.3387874&binId=1.1164511&playlistPageNum=1&v7=video&v8=home&v9=&v10=” width=”960″ height=”540″ scrolling=”no” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”true” webkitallowfullscreen=”true” mozallowfullscreen=”true” ></iframe>[/et_pb_code][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] During a CTV News Ottawa ...
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Partners

A. Vogel “Save the Bees” Campaign

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] A.Vogel wants to help save the bees! Bees and other pollinators are the unpaid workforce ...
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Bee Cities

T’it’q’et becomes a Bee City!

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”Row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] We are very excited to declare T’it’q’et First Nation, located along the Fraser River and home to ...
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News

Nick Sweetman: Pollinator Sweetheart!

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”1_2″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Nick Sweetman is a vibrant, young, street artist whose murals can be seen across Toronto, ...
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Bee Schools

A Visit to Our First Bee School Tredway Woodsworth Public School

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Sharing the love story between flowers and pollinators. On January 30th,  the Bee City team had ...
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News

Bee City Canada and Bentall Kennedy’s Partnership Nets Marketing Award

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Gardens

Living With Bees and Wasps

[et_pb_section admin_label=”Section” fullwidth=”off” specialty=”off”][et_pb_row admin_label=”Row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Often, wasps are the stinging culprits and bees get blamed. While bees are ...
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Bee Schools

River of Pollinators Art and Poetry Exhibition

Call for art and poetry submissions from students for a juried art exhibition. Submissions: September 7th, 2016 to June 11th, 2017 Exhibition: June 18th to ...
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Bee City Canada Toronto
News

Bentall Kennedy is ‘Bee Friendly’

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Bee Campuses

Welcome Canadore College, Our First Bee City Campus

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Event Calendar

Latest Past Events

Pollinator Week 2024

Pollinator Week is an annual celebration in support of pollinator health that was initiated and is managed by Pollinator Partnership. It is a time to raise awareness about pollinators and […]

World Bee Day 2024

World Bee Day is a day to raise awareness about the essential role that bees play in keeping people and the planet healthy, and about the many challenges that bees […]

Endangered Species Day 2024

Every year on the third Friday in May, thousands of people around the world participate in Endangered Species Day by celebrating, learning about, and taking action to protect threatened and […]

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