When we think of supporting native bees, we often think of planting flowering annuals and perennials. But trees and shrubs also flower, and they can produce hundreds of pollen laden flowers on just one plant!

So from June through October 2017, we're working in partnership with Ontario Power Generation to spread the biodiversity message that #BeesLoveTrees. Each week we’ll share buzz-worthy facts through social media and every month we’ll share a blog highlighting species that are just the bee’s knees!

Here's how you can get involved:


FOLLOW AND SHARE


Follow @leaf to learn more and to share your bee-friendly garden photos using the hashtag #BeesLoveTrees. 'Bee' sure to tag us so we can share them too!

 

LEARN 


Read our fact sheets:

"#BeesLoveTrees" - Which trees are best for bees

"Eight Easy Ways to Create a Bee-autiful Garden"

Read our past blog posts:

Three Native Shrubs Adored by Bees - September 22, 2017

Three Trees for Summer Bees - August 17, 2017

Top 3 Trees for Spring-Emerging Bees! - June 22, 2017

5 Things I’ve Learned About Native Bees – June 2, 2016

Three Ways to Help Wild Bees in the City – April 26, 2016

We’re All A-Buzz! – March 10, 2016

More blogs coming soon . . . 

 

PLANT


If you live in Ajax, Toronto or York Region, you can participate in our planting programs!

Our Native Bee Garden Kit makes it easy to create bee-friendly habitat in your yard!  Containing a variety of native shrubs and perennials that support wild bees, the kits come with garden designs, mulch and care instructions.

We can also help you get the right tree bee-supporting trees and shrubs in the right places in your yard, though our Backyard Tree Planting Program.

 

VISIT OUR POP-UPS

 

Visit us at one of our pop-up events this summer. Join us for a mini-garden tour and ask your bee and tree questions.  

Wychwood Farmer's Market - September 9, 2017

Berczy Park Tree Tour & Adopt-a-Tree Project - August 27, 2017

Stephenson Park Tree Tour and Picnic - August 26, 2017

Wychwood Farmer's Market - August 12, 2017

St. Clair TTC Station, Urban Forest Demonstration Garden - July 27, 2017

High Park TTC Station, Urban Forest Demonstration Garden - July 25, 2017

Machell Park, Aurora - July 22, 2017

Leslieville Tree Festival – June 17, 2017

Stay posted for more dates coming soon!

 

STAY INFORMED


If you're not already recieving our free, electronic newsletter, sign up today!  It's the best way to ensure you stay informed on all of our #BeesLoveTrees activities and events.