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DYK? It takes a worker honey bee approximately 20 million foraging trips to gather enough nectar to make 1 kg of honey!

i National Research Council (2007). Status of Pollinators in North America. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. 

ii Klein, A.M. et al (2007). “Importance of Crop Pollinators in Changing Landscapes for World Crops.” Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 274: 303–13. 

iii van Vierrsen Trip, N. et al. (October 14, 2020). “Examining the Public’s Awareness of bee (Hymenoptera Apoidae: Anthophila) Conservation in Canada. Conservation Science and Practice.  

iv Nooten, S.S, et al. (2020). “Characterization of Wild Bee Communities in Apple and Blueberry Orchards.” Agricultural and Forestry Entomology.   

v Greenhouse Canada (January 11, 2010). “The Star Pollinators.” 

vi Bees Matter (no date). “Our Philosophy.”

vii Canadian Honey Council (2018). “Industry Overview.” 

viii Statistics Canada (December 11, 2019). “Production and Value of Honey, 2019.”   

ix O’Toole C, and A. Raw (1991) Bees of the world. Blandford Publishing, London, UK. 

x Bee Friendly. “Leafcutting, Maison Bees.”   

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xii Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (July 16, 2020). “Statistical Overview of the Canadian Honey and Bee Industry, 2019.”   

xiii Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists (CAPA). (2020) Statement on Honey Bee OverWintering Losses in Canada.

xiv Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (2016). Ontario’s Pollinator Health Action Plan.  

xv Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (2016). Ontario’s Pollinator Health Action Plan. 

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