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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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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 on…

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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.  Founded in 1924, Abell now employs several hundred people with branch offices across Canada and the United States.

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