Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


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2007 Simcoe Regional Award Winners

 

6093400 Canada Ltd. Norfolk Apiaries - Norfolk County

Todd Shepherd; Maureen Longland; Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Leona Dombrowsky

(Left to right: Todd Shepherd; Maureen Longland; Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Leona Dombrowsky)

Andreas Sperlich's engineering background helped him look at the apiary world with a creative and functional perspective. He came up with a sweet invention. The "Bee O Pac" is unique in that bees pack their own product directly into thermo-moulded consumer-ready packages. This innovation has resulted into a field-to-fork experience, with product uptake in Canada, as well as the US, Mexico and Europe. Harvesting with Bee O Pac is efficient because it involves 75 per cent less human handling and labour than other systems. The Bee O Pac has added new value to a very old product.


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Creation Date: June 11th, 2008
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