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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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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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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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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.