Timmins

Timmins

Timmins

Becomes the 34th Bee City in Canada

The City of Timmins is committed to improving the health and sustainability of our community. The health and habitat of our local pollinators is of utmost importance for our ecology and one which we are excited to support in the years to come. Obtaining the status of Bee City will support and strengthen our commitment to educate, celebrate and improve pollinator habitats.

Municipality of Trent Hills

Municipality of Trent Hills

Municipality of Trent Hills

Ontario community is 35th Bee City

The Municipality of Trent Hills is pleased to seek designation as a Bee City because it brings together community partners and residents with a shared interest to protect pollinators. Together, we recognize that small actions can make large impacts in the effort to create and maintain a healthy environment for bees and pollinators and in turn, all of us! We are committed to recognizing the efforts of our citizens and supporting community engagement and increasing public awareness.

Town of New Tecumseth

Town of New Tecumseth

Town of New Tecumseth

Ontario community is 33rd Bee City

Bees and honey are part of the fabric of the community in the Town of New Tecumseth, where we have a long and storied history of apiculture related activities. The famous settler, D.A. Jones, was considered the ‘Bee King of Canada’ and his work and entrepreneurial spirit resulted in the village of Beeton being known as the birthplace of Canadian commercial honey production. The community has continued the celebration of all things bees for decades, hosting the annual Beeton Honey & Garden Festival on the last Saturday of May each year, where visitors can learn about the importance of bees and find vendors selling honey, beeswax products, and flowers and gardening supplies to support bee habitats.

Mississauga

Mississauga

Mississauga

One of Canada’s largest municipalities becomes our 29th Bee City!

The City of Mississauga is excited to join the growing list of Bee Cities! City initiatives to enhance habitat for pollinators include pollinator gardens, incorporating native plants in park gardens, as well as educational campaigns and events to educate residents on how they can support pollinators at home, work and school.

The City of Mississauga is working on restoring and enhancing its natural areas through the One Million Trees program, where thousands of native flowering trees and shrubs are planted each year with the help of over 5000 volunteers.

Township of Georgian Bay

Township of Georgian Bay

Township of Georgian Bay

Joining the Bee City movement provides the Township of Georgian Bay with a platform to continue to support the environment in our community vision and our long-term strategic planning. As a UNSECO designated biosphere reserve, the Township of Georgian Bay is committed to being the keepers of all creatures in distress, particularly the honey bee. Honey Harbour is located within our Township and has a long history with the Honey Bee. It is essential we take a stand to honour our pollinators history, celebrate the natural processes, such as the Georgian Bay winds, that foster an ideal pollinator environment and provide our community members with the education and the tools they need to be the keepers of the bees.