The Buzz about Bees

This blog is written by guest blogger Eric Davidson. Bees are all around us. You can spot them all across Canada, wherever there are flowers to pollinate. Bees contribute enormous value to society; their pollination is a crucial part of agriculture. According to a 2014 report by the U.S. government, Honey Bees alone contributed $15 million to the American economy—and let’s not forget about that delicious honey! Bees in Canada Bees are very diverse; there are around 40,000 different species around the world. In this country alone, there are around 1,000 different species of bees. Some have been here for a long time, while others are new arrivals. Honey Bees, for example, made the trip with European settlers when they… read more →