What's the Buzz About Bee Maid Honey?
In western Canada the summers are long and sunny, perfect growing weather for clover, alfalfa and canola crops. These are the flowers bees love to forage and from which they collect the mild, white Canadian honey prized for its unbeatable taste.

As a result of these ideal conditions, the average honey yield per hive in Canada is twice the world's average.

Canadian honey is enjoyed in more than 25 countries around the world through the marketing efforts of Bee Maid Honey, a partnership of western Canadian beekeepers. These producers have great pride in their ownership of Bee Maid and follow careful procedures to ensure the consistency of quality year after year, bottle after bottle.

The Honey Bee is a Miracle Worker
Bee Maid's honey is all collected in western Canada by bees who keep over two thousand beekeepers in work. Now that's a lot of hives!

Not only do these bees provide connoisseurs with the world's best honey, they are extremely valuable to the ecosystem. Here's why. Most flowering plants need the services of natural pollinators such as honeybees to fertilize the flowers. The bees are doing work that is an essential part of the plants' development and reproduction. By using honeybees as pollinators, crop yields can be increased by as much as 300%. Crops such as canola, alfalfa and sunflowers benefit immensely from the use of Bee Maid honeybees as pollinators. Gardens, as well as wild plants and many trees, depend on bees to flourish and produce.

Here are some other interesting statistics. At 1/10th of a teaspoon collected per worker bee in her lifetime, it takes about 556 bees and the nectar from around 2 million flowers to make just one pound of honey.

Honey is a natural, unrefined sweetener that does not spoil. It's nutritious, too, packed with vitamins, minerals, amino acids and natural energy.

Learn more about the Bee Maid Honey brand and products.