Terms of use

By accessing the website located at http://www.beesmatter.ca (the “website”) operated by CropLife Canada, Bayer CropScience, the Canadian Horticultural Council, the Canola Council of Canada, the Canadian Seed Trade Association, the Grain Farmers of Ontario, Syngenta, the Canadian Honey Council, Communities in Bloom and the Pollinator Partnership (collectively, “Bees Matter”, “we”, or “our” as applicable, and individually, a “Bees Matter Partner”), you agree to be bound by these terms of use and agree that these terms constitute a binding contract between you and Bees Matter.


This website is a copyright-protected work which is owned by Bees Matter or by one of several Bees Matter Partner. Part of the contents of this website, including all information, videos, images and photographs, are also protected by copyright, which is owned by Bees Matter (or by one of several Bees Matter Partner) and/or by third parties, and is reproduced in this website under license (the website content is collectively referred to as the, “Content”). The Content is intended for private, non-commercial use by individuals. Any commercial use of the website, including the Content, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, is specifically forbidden except with the prior written authority of the owner of the copyright.

Users may, subject to these Terms of Use, print or otherwise save individual pages for private use. However, the Content may not be modified or altered in any respect, merged with other data or published in any form, in whole or in part. The prohibited uses include “screen scraping”, “database scraping” and any other activity intended to collect, store, reorganize or manipulate data on the pages produced by, or displayed on the Bees Matter website.


Trademarks used on the website, including The CANADIAN HONEY COUNCIL logo, the COMMUNITIES IN BLOOM logo, POLLINATOR PARTNERSHIP and the POLLINATOR PARTNERSHIP logo may be owned by Bees Matter Partners or third parties. Nothing contained on this website gives any user the right or license to use any trademark displayed on this website without the express permission of the owner.


All links to the website must be accompanied by a prominent notice which makes it clear to a browser that the link leads to the Bees Matter website.

  • This notice may make reference to the domain name itself (e.g. beesmatter.ca) or may refer to “Bees Matter”.

  • No materials, names or marks may be used with the link to give the erroneous impression to a user that the individual, entity or website is somehow affiliated with Bees Matter or any Bees Matter Partners;

  • Unless Bees Matter expressly agrees otherwise, all links to the website must connect to the home page of the website.


Users and third parties may not under any circumstance use technology to display the Content in a frame or in any other manner that is different from how it would appear if a user typed the URL into the browser line. The link must result in a new, fully functional, full screen browser window occupied solely by the pages created by the Bees Matter website.


You must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of Canada to order any product through our website, including the free “Buzzing Garden” seeds. If you are not at least 18 years old and are not residing in Canada, you should refrain from making any order through our website.

Before ordering products or subscribing to our mailing list, you will be asked to indicate your acceptance of additional special terms and conditions by clicking a button marked “Submit” or other words or actions that similarly acknowledge your consent or acceptance of a click-through agreement. To the extent there is a conflict between these Terms of Use and any click-through agreement for the activity in which you choose to participate, the click-through agreement will govern.


The Bees Matter privacy policy, available at http://www.beesmatter.ca/privacy-policy/is hereby incorporated by reference.


Bees Matter makes no representations about the suitability of the Content and about the products available for order through the website, including, but not limited to, the free “Buzzing Garden” seeds. The information provided on the website is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Everything on this website is provided “AS IS” without warranty of any kind including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. Neither Bees Matter nor any of its Partners shall be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages arising out of your access to or use of this website.


Bees Matter’s failure or delay to enforce any of the terms and conditions under these Terms of Use shall not operate as a waiver of any of Bees Matter’s rights or privileges under these Terms of Use.


Bees Matter reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate, limit or suspend any user’s access to this website without notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including the user’s breach of any of these Terms of Use.


Bees Matter may at any time revise these Terms of Use by updating this posting. All users of this website are bound by these conditions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review any changes to these requirements.


These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of Ontario, Canada. The courts in Ottawa, Ontario, will have exclusive jurisdiction to hear and decide any disputes relating to these Terms of Use.


These Terms of Use were last updated on June 3, 2015.

Please note that both the English and French versions of our Terms of Use have equal legal value.