9 ways business can help save bees

Plant forage

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Mountain Equipment Coop green roof photo

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While businesses may love the marketing and PR benefits of putting bees on their corporate campus, some established beekeeping groups are worried about "bee bling". Rather than increasing the number of colonies in the city, they argue that businesses could do more good by increasing the amount of bee forage instead.

That might mean fancy green roofs like the one at MEC in Toronto, or it might mean simply planting some bee-friendly flowers in your parking lot or even some planters in the shop window.

It might not be as media-friendly as a whole bunch of hives, but the bees will thank you nonetheless.