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THANK YOU CANADA!

 

WE’RE GIVING AWAY OVER

 
300

Million seeds

 to  

Canadians

This year we want to continue creating a bee-friendly world by planting wildflowers. Get your FREE wildflower seeds from Vesey’s seeds

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COMPLETED:

64 %

OUR GOAL IS:

300 million

OUR GOAL IS:

300 million

SEEDS GIVEN AWAY

Helping is in our nature.

Help raise awareness by watching and sharing this video with #BringBacktheBees.

Why we need bees

  • ... is made possible by bees and other pollinators2, who spread the pollen that crops need to grow.

    That includes many of our favourite foods like apples, almonds, coffee, and of course, honey.

  • ... is made possible by bees and other pollinators1, who spread the pollen that crops need to grow.

    That includes many of our favourite foods like apples, almonds, coffee, and of course, honey.

Bella and Jack Bring Back The Bees

  • Bella And Jack Book Read an Excerpt Book published by Kids Can Press.
    Trim Size: 8.5” x 7-3/8”
    Format: paperback
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    Join Bella and Jack as they go on an adventure to Bring Back the Bees.

    Author: Paulette Bourgeois is the co-creator of the beloved character Franklin the Turtle, as well as the author of many other award-winning picture books and non-fiction for children.

    Illustrator: Josee Bisaillon is the award-winning illustrator of more than 35 picture books, including two that were shortlisted for Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Awards.

    Free paperback editions are available in both English and French at Indigo, Chapters and Coles locations.

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    Book published by Kids Can Press.
    Trim Size: 8.5” x 7-3/8”
    Format: paperback

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IndigoKids Presents:
Power of the Planet, Bring Back the Bees!

Celebrate Earth Day with a special storytime featuring Bella and Jack Bring Back the Bees! Plus, take home wildflower seeds to start your very own bee-friendly garden! Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 11:00am

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Friends of Bees

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During the last three years, Vesey’s has led the seed industry through their efforts to assist the planting of Bee Friendly Flower Seeds across North America. With over one billion seeds planted during this time, Vesey’s recognizes the importance of strengthening the bee population for the benefit of our natural food supply.

Vesey’s unique Bee Friendly Wildflower mix has been specially formulated to provide bees the nutrition they need.

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About Veseys

Now entering their 79th year, Vesey’s Seeds of PEI is Canada’s largest mail order gardening business featuring a variety of catalogues that include seeds, bulbs, tools, accessories, starter plants and more!

To learn more and see first hand the thousands of gardening products Vesey’s has to offer simply go to www.veseys.com

Indigo is committed to creating a bee-friendly world by educating kids through literature. That’s why Indigo is partnering with Honey Nut Cheerios to distribute 100,000 copies of Bella and Jack Bring Back the Bees to families across Canada.

How to Claim Your Free Book

Click here for details on how to get your free book! Available in-store at Indigo, Chapters & Coles locations.

Bella And Jack Bring Back The Bees

About Indigo

Indigo is the world’s first cultural department store, and Canada's largest book, gift & specialty toy retailer. The company’s mission is to enrich the lives of our customers, adding a little joy to their day. Indigo wants to be the happy place for Canadians, and believe in real books, living generously, and that stories – big and little – connect us.

Looking for the best and brightest vegetable and flower selections for the upcoming season? Click here to order your FREE Vesey's catalogues.

Why are bees disappearing?

  • Honeybees have thrived for 50 million years. So why have colonies recently started dying en masse? Renowned entomologist and bee specialist Marla Spivak reveals four reasons why, and what we can do to help in this Ted Talk.
  • Honeybees have thrived for 50 million years. So why have colonies recently started dying en masse? Renowned entomologist and bee specialist Marla Spivak reveals four reasons why, and what we can do to help in this Ted Talk.

Fun Bee Facts

  • The bee is the only insect that produces food eaten by man3.

  • The bee is the only insect that produces food eaten by man1.

  • Nature's most economical builders

    In 36 BC, Marcus Terentius Varro argued that honeycombs were the most practical structures around. Centuries later, Greek mathematician Pappus solidified the "honeycomb conjecture" by making the same claim4.

  • There are over 20,000 species of bees in the world3!

  • There are over 20,000 species of bees in the world1!

  • Life in colour

    Bees have good colour vision. That's why flowers are so showy. They especially like blue, purple, violet, white and yellow5.

  • Life in colour

    Bees have good colour vision. That's why flowers are so showy. They especially like blue, purple, violet, white and yellow2.

  • City
    stickers

    Bees love to live in urban settings where there are short flight paths and a variety of different plants and flowers to sample just as much as they love the country5.

  • Bees can
    recognize you

    Honeybees make out faces the same way we do. They take parts—like eyebrows, lips, and ears—and cobble them together to make out the whole face. It's called "configural processing," and it might help computer scientists improve face recognition technology4.

  • It takes one ounce of honey to fuel a bee's flight around the world3 !

  • It takes one ounce of honey to fuel a bee's flight around the world1 !

  • Bee species all have different tongue lengths that adapt to different flowers5.

  • Why the buzz?

    The honey bee’s wings stroke incredibly fast, about 200 beats per second, thus making their famous, distinctive buzz. A honey bee can fly for up to nine kilometers, and as fast as twenty five kilometers per hour3.

  • Bee species all have different tongue lengths that adapt to different flowers2.

  • Bee species all have different tongue lengths that adapt to different flowers5.

  • Why the buzz?

    The honey bee’s wings stroke incredibly fast, about 200 beats per second, thus making their famous, distinctive buzz. A honey bee can fly for up to nine kilometers, and as fast as twenty five kilometers per hour3.

  • Bee species all have different tongue lengths that adapt to different flowers2.

  • City
    stickers

    Bees love to live in urban settings where there are short flight paths and a variety of different plants and flowers to sample just as much as they love the country5.

  • Bees can
    recognize you

    Honeybees make out faces the same way we do. They take parts—like eyebrows, lips, and ears—and cobble them together to make out the whole face. It's called "configural processing," and it might help computer scientists improve face recognition technology4.

  • It takes one ounce of honey to fuel a bee's flight around the world3 !

  • It takes one ounce of honey to fuel a bee's flight around the world1 !

Let’s plant some wildflowers

  • Here are some expert tips from our partner

    Spring is the best time to sow seeds. Wait until the possibility of frost is over before sowing.

    Wildflowers will flourish in most soil. If grass or weeds are growing there now, so will wildflowers.

  • Aggressive weeds can take over your wildflower garden, so continue to weed the area, especially in the first year.

    In the fall, mow your wildflower garden at a high level and leave any clippings as they will have seeds in them.

    Wildflower seeds are light, so choose a less windy day for planting.

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