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New addition to the team!

Our newest beekeeper, one of our Regional Manager’s 2-year-old grandson, is suited up and ready to go! Bee season is upon us – since 2006 there has been a drastic reduction in bee colonies in North America for honeybees, bumble bees and other wild bees. Bees and other beneficial insects pollinate plants, allowing them to reproduce. We can help by planting wildflowers and raising awareness and resources to help fund important research and support efforts that improve bees natural habitats.

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Spring is here!

March 19th is the First Day of Spring. Abell’s Celebrating with you by distributing 10,000 packets of wildflower seeds. Wildflower gardens, even small ones, can support the health and welfare of 800+ species of bees in North America. Visit us at abellsavesbees.com to learn more about what we can all do to help promote vibrant, healthy bee populations that will benefit us all. 

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Abell Beekeeping Season 3

Unfortunately, a number of our hives did not survive the winter 🙁 This was sadly the case for many other beekeepers as well. In the US, a record high 40% of honeybee colonies were lost this past winter according to The Ontario Beekeepers Association. Trevor, Abell Route Manager in Ottawa, reported that he lost his hive. However, as a dedicated beekeeper, he sourced a new nuc and started over again a couple of months ago. “All is going great and…

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Successful Bee Swarm Relocation!

The aim of our Abell Saves Bees program is to first, raise awareness of the global decline in bee populations and secondly, to take action in supporting the sustainable future of bees. This year, we set up 5 hives across Canada through our Employee Beekeeping Program. The second program we are running is our Bee Swarm Relocation. When safe to do so, we are committed to humanely relocating bee swarms to a local beekeeper. We are happy to share with…

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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 is Kicking Off Honey Bee Season!

With the summer approaching, the Abell team is preparing for Honey Bee season! To start a new hive, beekeepers purchase a “nuc” (nucleus) from a local beekeeper. A nucleus is a smaller version of a normal beehive which might contain a queen bee or contains the eggs and the worker bees create a new queen. The Abell beekeepers are receiving their nucs from local beekeepers this month! As part of the Abell Employee Bee Keeping program, we have 4 new hives…

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A visit to the University of Guelph Honey Bee Research Centre

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 Centre, 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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About Abell Pest Control

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

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