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A visit to the University of Guelph Honey Bee Research Institute

As part of the Abell Pest Control Bee’ cause we Care program, all Abell employees received a jar of Honey to celebrate World Honey Bee Day. The Honey provided came from the University of Guelph Honey Bee Research Institute, and that was our excuse to pay them a visit and see their facilities. Here are some pictures sent to us by Mike Heimbach, Abell’s Director of Marketing, Sales and National Accounts.

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Abell’s Home Office Celebrations

Abell’s Home Office celebrated World Honey Bee Day What an awesome (and healthy) treat! Honey and toasts for everybody! Also every Abell employee received a jar of Honey from the University of Guelph Honey Bee Research Center. Thank you to our Honey Bees Mike and Elina!!

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Abell’s Honey Bees walked for conquering cancer…

Abell Said Present on Rexall’s One Walk to Conquer Cancer. We are very proud of our Abell Honey Bees Team completing the 25km walk on Rexall’s One Walk to Conquer Cancer for Princess Margaret Cancer Center. Collectively raised $45k!!! Thank you very much to all the supporters, we couldn’t done it without you!     And Abell’s HoneyBees make it to the end of the walk!

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The Season for Bees

The Season for Bees By Chris Lesperance – Abell Pest Control Windsor Branch Manager. This is the Season for Bees for sure . The Bee community is all about educating about Bees, saving, and growing the bee populations in their local zones. It’s a challenge that’s well rewarded if done correctly !! Seeing a small nuc hive progress to thousands of Bees gives you a great feeling of satisfaction, knowing that you helped mother nature in a small way .…

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And it’s time for some honey!

And it’s time for some honey!   5 month ago, we talked about Abell’s bee’ cause we care employee program, how Abell’s employees were able to start amateur bee farms through it, and we shared Ruth Gowan and her daughter’s story (you can find it here). Now Ruth sent us an update on her hard working honey bees … “The Honey Bees have been busy this summer. On Sunday we “harvested” some of the liquid gold,  keeping in mind we…

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How to protect bees from pesticides

How to protect bees from pesticides Broad spectrum pesticides can be a great way to control insects around residential properties, businesses and farms, but they can also affect insects that aren’t causing problems. In fact, bees and other pollinators can be very susceptible to these types of chemical pest control methods. This can pose a serious problem, because bees are an important part of keeping crops healthy. Here’s what people can do to protect bees from these harmful effects: Why Pollinators…

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Abell Pest Control Program Overview

August 19th is World Honey Bee Day and Abell Pest Control will be launching the Bee ‘cause we Care program. We talked to Mike Heimbach Director of Marketing, Sales and National Accounts at Abell Pest Control to learn more about it   Q: What is the Bee ‘cause we Care initiative? M.H.: Bee ‘cause we care is a long-term effort by Abell to help rebuild bee populations. Q: What is it that the program tries to achieve? M.H.: Our focus is…

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We Had to Start Somewhere…

By Chris Lesperance. Windsor Branch Manager – Abell Pest Control With the start of spring, our thoughts turned to warm temps and summer breezes. We also began thinking again about the honeybee issue that has been developing over the last few years. I said “This year, we need to do something to help.” We enlisted the help of the Ontario Bee Association and a few beekeepers in our region. Our goal was to save the bees at all costs. Once swarming season hit…

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Programs Coming in 2018

Programs Coming in 2018 Natural Bee Environment Program Abell will be distributing up to 20,000 wild flower seed kits to interested customers nationally. The kits include wild flower seeds, local to each province or state that will provide natural habitats for bees. A study in Nature found that when bumble bees live near a wide array of wildflowers, their survival rates the following year increase by up to four times.  Abell is also providing solitary bee houses for native bee…

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We’re Involved!

Ruth Gowan is a Service Manager with Barrie branch. She lives in Oro-Medonte and has a hobby farm. This year Ruth has something new on her farm: a beehive! Over the winter she purchase a “nuc” (bee talk for a “nucleus” or a “starter bee farm”). A nuc contains a queen bee, arvae, pupa and worker bees (referred to as “the brood”). She transferred the nuc into her empty beehive. A beehive contains 9 trays; right now Ruth is adding…

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About Abell Pest Control

Abell Pest Control is a family owned Canadian company dedicated to providing effective, professional and courteous service in pest management.  Started in 1924 with one office, Abell now employs several hundred people with branch offices across Canada and the United States.