Beeing Beautiful make natural body products and candles using beeswax in place of harsh chemicals. They promote pollination by selling 3 bee friendly flowers: Cosmos, dwarf sunflower, and zinnia. Their goal is to get one of their bee friendly seeds in each of their customers gardens.
A portion of the profits from their Canadian Beeswax Candles and Honeybee Lip Balm will be donated to Bee City Canada to help raise awareness about the challenges facing pollinators in Canada.
Tucker House Renewal Centre
Tucker House is a registered charity and environmental learning organization with a mission to inspire sustainable living. Our goal is to ignite the spark in each person to value and care for self, others and the environment and we believe that each of us has a powerful role to play in the sustainability narrative.
We put this into action by providing interactive ecological programs in both official languages for children, youth and adults. We offer on-site educational programs including seeds-saving, nature camps, native tree care, and other environmental workshops for all ages. Additionally, we operate an eco-friendly retreat facility in a natural and historic setting.
Campbellford/Seymour Community Foundation
The work of Community Foundations already connects to many of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals as part of our international philanthropic movement. Community Foundations have an opportunity to further leverage our knowledge, partners and activities connecting our efforts locally to a broader vision to improve the world around us. We are proud to be designated a Bee Business – the first Community Foundation in Canada, the first business in Northumberland County, and the first business in the Municipality of Trent Hills. With this designation, as well as being considered a leader in our community and a partner with many other well-respected organizations and community groups, we would be in a position to influence and educate, as well as inspire others to protect our pollinators.
Luke Farrier Proulx Ltd.
Over the years, I have watched the rural properties surrounding our farm change hands and inevitably succumb to suburbanization. With each new, successive owner the lawns get bigger while large canopy trees are lost, shrubs are cut back and wildflowers cut down. The native habitat is being destroyed by an unwritten, unquestioned, culturally conditioned suburban code of conduct: mow the lawn, short and often.
The result is an ecological wasteland. Wildlife, birds and pollinators are disappearing along with their food sources, nesting sites and shelter before my eyes with heartbreaking, terrifying speed this diminished state becomes the new normal. And with that knowledge comes a responsibility to positively act for a greater good. Every business (and individual) has inherent, unique opportunities to advocate for the environment. Becoming a designated Bee City Business will allow us, as small business owners and committed individuals, to add our voice and actions to a collective chorus and amplify the simple, crucial message: protect the pollinators and their habitat – for our sake and theirs.