Children, parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents will gather at Black Creek Pioneer Village in Toronto on Friday, June 10th to plant wildflowers and help provide more natural habitat for bees, as part of General Mills Canada’s “Bring Back the Bees” campaign.
After beloved mascot Buzz Bee was taken off the front of Honey Nut Cheerios cereal boxes earlier this spring, Canadians from every province went to www.bringbackthebees.ca to request free packages of bee friendly wildflower seeds.
Over 100 million seeds were distributed across the country! It’s all part of the effort to raise awareness about the instability of Canada’s bee populations and their importance in helping to pollinate the plants which produce one in every three bites of food we eat. Now, Honey Nut Cheerios is encouraging Canadians to plant those wildflowers and help Bring Back the Bees.
Bees are among the most important pollinators who help provide one in three bites of food we eat – but their populations are unstable. Planting wildflowers is one of the best and most fun ways Canadians can help Bring Back the Bees. – CNW