Current Bee City Businesses

Bee City Canada recognizes these businesses and non-profit organizations for their ongoing commitment to protecting pollinators.

West Queen West

West Queen West created Toronto’s first bee-friendly streetscape, lining a section of Queen Street with large, artfully decorated, concrete planters and bee hotels that make pollinators feel at home in Canada’s largest city. The BIA also organizes educational events where the local community can learn about gardening for pollinators. For this, Bee City Canada has recognized West Queen West as the first Canadian Bee Business.

The Bee Shop

In addition to offering a wide selection of locally sourced, honey and bee products, The Bee Shop believes in educating the public about the importance and beauty of pollinators. Through their Young Beekeepers Club,  they teach children about plants, bee friendly gardening and beekeeping. Oliver Couto, the business owner, is also an instructor of beekeeping at Toronto Botanical Gardens and the Kortright Centre.