A number of Alberta Beekeepers Commission producers provide crop pollination services. ABC also has an agreement with six seed companies for pollination:
Bayer Crop Services
Crop Production Services
Dow Agro Sciences Canada
HyTech Seed Production
Pioneer Hi-Bred Production Company.
Beyond what Alberta beekeepers are paid for pollination services, ABC receives $1 for each hive sent out by our producers to pollinate crops. This money is used to fund honey bee research. A Pollination Committee is being explored to determine how best to invest these funds in research.
Here’s more on the connection between honey bees and canola: