We will be away, seed collecting up North. The nursery will be closed October 6 – 9. We will be back open October 12.
It is that time of year when customers can pick up their pawpaw orders. Of course, Fall is the best time to plant and we still have tons of plant stock for you to choose from.
Our operating hours are Wed-Sun from 10 am – 4 pm. We will be closed Wed Sept 21.
Hope to see you soon.
Event Activities (10am – 3pm):
- Guided tours with Marion Robertston (Every half-hour starting at 10:30am)
Learn about Pollinator Trees and Shrubs, Pollinator Lifecycle Gardening, and Pollinator Larval plants.
- Afternoon Presentations (Starting at 12:30) with Halton Master Gardeners, Pollination Guelph and Joanne Tunnicliffe.
- All-Day displays and information with Halton Master Gardeners, Pollination Guelph and Joanne Tunnicliffe.
- Save the Tax Event | Don’t pay the tax on ALL plants, trees, honey, soaps and balms.
- Win a Paw Paw Tree Contest | We are giving away two (2) 3ft limited availability Paw Paw Trees
This weekend, the Pollinator Festival hosted by the Bee Sweet Nature Company returns to the community of Puslinch. The event will be hosted at 4182 side road 20. The event will take place between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2022, and will include guided garden tours by Marion Robertston and talks by Pollination Guelph, Halton Master Gardners, and wild-plant specialist Joanne Tunnicliffe.
The weather forecast to be beautiful and we can’t wait to show you how native plants and pollinators can benefit your garden. Tours begin at 10:30 a.m. and continue every half hour. The event is free to attend.
About Pollination Guelph:
Pollination Guelph is a group of volunteers devoted to pollinator habitat protection and enhancement for present and future generations. They raise awareness and knowledge of pollinators’ significance in achieving local and global environmental sustainability goals, as well as showcasing pollinator initiatives that serve as a model for individuals and communities across Canada and worldwide. https://www.pollinationguelph.ca/
About Halton Master Gardners:
The Halton Region Master Gardeners are a group of volunteers and expert gardeners who have spent years studying horticulture and continue improving their abilities via technical training. Master Gardeners give sustainable horticulture guidance to the general public due to their training and continued education. We come from various horticultural backgrounds and enjoy sharing our love of gardening with the people of Ancaster, Burlington, Dundas, Flamborough, Georgetown, Hamilton, Milton, Oakville, and Waterdown. https://haltonmastergardeners.com/
About Joanne Tunnicliffe:
Joanne Tunnicliffe has been working with wild plants and restoration for almost 40 years. Joanne is a ten-year volunteer as the Head Gardener at the First Unitarian Church of Hamilton.
About Bee Sweet Nature Company:
Bee Sweet Nature Company, located in Puslinch, Ontario, Canada, is a family-run native tree nursery and honey producer. Bee Sweet Nature Company strives to promote the biodiversity of the southern Ontario landscape by offering local, native plants and trees. Marion and Rick Robertson established the company in 2007 after discovering that other nurseries were unable to supply Carolinian or native tree stock. All seeds are harvested by hand and only grow what they pick. https://beesweetnature.ca/
Our hearts are broken by the events occurring in Ukraine. In order to help with relief efforts, we at Bee Sweet Nature co are going to have a plant sale with purpose. For the month of April, we are donating all the profits from the sales of the Ohio Buckeye. Why just the Ohio Buckeye? We always believe you can plant with purpose.
The Ohio Buckeye is listed as one of the top 10 pollinator trees for southern Ontario. It is crucial for early emergent butterflies and over-wintered native bees seeking food after a long hibernation. It is a tremendous choice as a city tree since they are a smaller to medium sized tree that is relatively pest-free. They tolerate compact soils, salts, wind, and are Juglans (Black Walnut) resistant. Cities such as Toronto and Hamilton have finally realized their value as city trees.
Planting an Ohio Buckeye will create a win-win scenario. Our struggling pollinators will benefit and the proceeds will benefit the people of Ukraine. Will you consider planting an Ohio Buckeye?
Customers have been inquiring if we are taking orders for the Spring season. And the answer is a resounding, YES.
A few things to mention. The present inventory on our website reflects what was placed into winter storage and what will be immediately available in May when we open our nursery and sales area. Here is the link to our winter inventory https://beesweetnature.ca/tree-plant-inventory/
To place an order simply follow this link for a request form https://beesweetnature.ca/contact-us/wishlist/
But that is not the end of the story. We doubled our seed collecting last year and should be germinating all kinds of fascinating plants starting this May. As these plants become available for sale we will place them on our ever-changing inventory. So be sure to check the inventory, often, so as not to miss out on anything!
- It has been a wonderful season but now we are packing up our new winter storage barn with all our left over stock. Our online inventory is being updated to reflect what is being stored till the spring. See you in the Spring.
It has been a tough, cold spring but our doors are open. Drop by and see our selection of trees, shrubs and wildflowers. New hours of operation are posted but phone just to make sure we are at the farm and not off site tending to the bees. Hope to see you soon.
We have been so busy transplanting Pawpaws. Next we will be fungal inoculating them to create tremendous root systems. There is still room on the Wishlist 2021 Fall for pawpaws. Reserve now before it is too late.
This ‘ meet and greet ‘ option is an expansion of our ‘ to the cottage ‘ program. Since most of our shrubs, trees and wildflowers are not grown as plugs but as potted plants, it can be quite pricey to ship orders. We decided that since we travel frequently up to the Barry’s Bay area we would offer assistance to our northerly customers. And so the ‘ meet and greet ‘ option was born. We have had the pleasure of meeting customers, in an agreed upon meeting place and time, while delivering their plant orders. The customers save the cost of shipping and we have the chance to put the face to the name.
If this option sounds applicable to you, simply email us and we will explore the possibilities, together.