• Environment

    Some see Toronto Pearson as a wide expanse of runways, terminal buildings, and roadways. However, we also see the open space and creek valleys that make up approximately one-third of our airport’s land. The work of our Environmental Services division has three areas of focus:


  • Get the Buzz on Bees!

     
    YYBeeZ

    Toronto Pearson’s first honeybee apiary, YYbeeZ, is situated along the trail near the Etobicoke Stormwater Facility.

    Cared for by local beekeeper, Kuldip Jassal, the bee hives will help support food security and sustainable agriculture in the airport's surrounding area.


    Follow their un-bee-lievable story on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with #YYbeeZ.

     

    Did You Know?

    • There are three kinds of bees in a hive: Queen, Worker, and Drone.
    • Bees have two stomachs—one stomach for eating, and the other special stomach is for storing nectar collected from flowers or water so the bee can carry it back to their hive.
    • Nectar is a sweet, watery substance that bees gather. After they process the nectar in their stomach, the honeybees regurgitate it into the honeycomb cells. They then fan it with their wings to remove excess moisture. The final result is honey!
    • A bee must collect nectar from about two million flowers to make one pound of honey.
    • The flower where the nectar is gathered from by the bee determines the honey's flavour and colour.
    • It is estimated that honeybees contribute to one-third of the food we eat.

    Come back often for updates on our bees.