Posts Tagged ‘bees’

Horticultural Hive-Mind: A Gardener’s Guide To Protecting The Bees

Horticultural Hive-Mind: A Gardener’s Guide To Protecting The Bees Posted on March 8, 2018 . When you see a small, striped, stinging creature making its way from flower to flower, you might be inclined to cry out in fear. If you’re allergic or entomophobic, it’s understandable why you’d react this way. But even if you’re…

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An Update: Neonics vs Bees, Birds and the Planet

this blog was written by Julie Lopez, the Digital Campaign Organizer at Nature Canada. Nature Canada is thankful of the support that our Petition to ban the use of Neonics has received. By taking a stand against neonics, we can apply pressure to decision makers, and ensure Canada catches up to other places in protecting…

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What you can do to help Ontario’s troubled native bees

National Pollinator Week celebrates pollinators and raises awareness about how to protect them Summer has arrived, and with it comes the familiar sounds of early morning bird calls, leaves whispering in the wind, and cicadas calling in the treetops. Each week, GreenUP provides a story related to the environment. This week’s story is by Danica…

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All about the Bs

Honey bee (Photo from Bees Matter) Copernicus Educational Products is really buzzing about the environment this spring. For the fourth year, the socially responsible corporation will be helping pollinators by caring for a hive of honey bees. Pollinators, including bees, play an important role in our ecosystems, food production and even our gardens. Sadly, bee populations…

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BIMBY (Bees in My Backyard) Project

A new project is appealing to wildlife enthusiasts, amateur botanists and anyone with a garden to help welcome back and care for the over 300 species of bees that call Toronto home. The BIMBY (Bees in My Backyard) Project from the David Suzuki Foundation hopes to help the bee population in the city by encouraging Toronto residents to install bee sanctuaries in homes or community gardens. Residents…

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Pollination Summit on Saturday, May 5th & Sunday, May 6th, 2018

Greetings! Join us at the Pollination Summit on Saturday, May 5th & Sunday, May 6th, 2018 with special guest Mark Winston, author of Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive. We invite you to connect with one of the world’s leading experts on bees and pollination; to visit community stewarded urban beehives & pollinator gardens; and to engage with…

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Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count Aug 1 to Sept 15th, 2017

It’s time to reach for your camera or smartphone and head out to where the bumble bees are buzzing. We’ve just launched the second annual Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count, running now until September 15th. Each submission before September 16th counts as one chance for a $25 gift certificate to use on products from our…

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Canada must ban neonics

Canada must ban neonics We’re starting to turn a corner away from the indiscriminate use of these harmful chemicals. But we need to pick up the pace. We’re starting to turn a corner away from the indiscriminate use of these harmful chemicals. But we need to pick up the pace. Go to the David Suzuki…

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