The Bee Sweet Nature Difference

We hand collect and grow all our Ontario Native plants, strictly from seeds we collect. Whether you are looking for Ontario Native Trees, Shrubs, Grasses, or Wild Flowers, our passion is to increase the biodiversity of the southern Ontario landscape by offering local, native stock. We are also beekeepers and sell both liquid and creamed fresh Ontario Honey. Furthermore, we sell a variety of homemade soap, lip balm, and related personal care products.

We hand-collect and grow Ontario native seeds, from nature.

We don't stake our trees allowing for natural growth.

We are backed by research and science.

We treat every tree to reduce transplant shock and permanently improve both water and nutrient uptake.

Customer Comments

Thank you for the delicious honey. It goes in my weekly baking of Blueberry bran muffins and you end up using a little less than white sugar because honey is sweeter than plain sugar. I also goes in the whole wheat bran bread my husband had been baking from scratch for over 25 years. You took great care of the shrubs overwinter. The meadowsweet is lush and the shrubs I purchased will have a good home here. Thanks again. See you when the button bush shrubs are out and ready to pick up.

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Absolutely everything we do at the nursery is driven by climate change and based on recent science. As climate change induces more violent weather events we need to grow our trees to withstand this weather. Wind action on trees is a natural phenomenon that helps build plant wood structure and…

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First and foremost, we are solely Ontario sourced seeds. Absolutely all our stock is grown from hand collected seeds derived from Ontario. Just because growing and gardening centers advertise native stocks does not mean that these stocks are Ontario sourced. In fact, many native stocks are imported from the States…

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Many of our customers ask us about the funky pots at our nursery. To some people they look unprofessional and helter skelter but to us they are our badge of honor. We ask clients to bring back all pots and containers so that they can be reused, again and again,…

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People assume that work at a nursery stops once the trees go dormant. Far from it. As a matter of fact, I am still seed collecting for next year. We are now harvesting the conifers, such as the fir. We hand collect all our seeds that we use at the…

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People are asking what the logo we are sporting on our website is about. The ‘In the Zone’ program is a joint venture between Carolinian Canada and World Wildlife Fund to connect citizens and gardeners to healthy landscapes, trails and gardens. The ‘In the Zone’ program wants to celebrate our…

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So many people despair when considering plantings with walnut. They would rather get rid of these magnificent trees instead of investigating compatible plantings. The group of plants that can survive and grow harmoniously with walnuts is extensive. Please follow the link to the listing. There are always choices when planting…

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Last year, we had a bus tour coincide with the blooming of the false indigo. I love the way one of the passengers described the plant. ‘Pollinators just don’t love this plant, they attack it!’ And he was right. There were insects everywhere. Some were on the plant and others…

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We absolutely love this time of year. A time to hike and get out into nature on a regular basis. A necessity, in our business, since we hand collect our seeds from Southern Ontario. People ask why we just don’t buy the seeds or seedlings. To me, that would defeat…

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We are always looking at ways we can diversify the Ontario landscape and enable assisted tree migration. For the past 2 years, we have intensified our efforts to find more southerly seed sources. These southerly sites will allow for tree and plant migration to the north. The more sites, and…

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This is usually the time of year where customers phone in a panic wondering if it is too late to plant. Much to their surprise, I respond to them by saying they are too early – wait till September. Why? It is more logical to plant in the Fall. By…

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