Our honey bee program: YYbeez

Cared for by local beekeeper, Kuldip Jassal, the bee hives support food security and sustainable agriculture in the surrounding area.

Follow their un-bee-lievable story on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram  with #YYbeeZ.

Did you know?

  • Bees have two stomachs – one for eating and one for carrying nectar or water back to the hive.
  • After the honeybees regurgitate the watery nectar, they fan it with their wings to remove excess moisture. The final result – honey!
  • Bees must collect nectar from about two million flowers to make one pound of honey.
  • The flower where the nectar is gathered from determines the honey's flavour and colour.
  • It is estimated that honeybees contribute to one-third of the food we eat.