Why are bees disappearing?

Helping is in our nature.


There is a common belief that a corporation’s only objective is to maximize profits for its shareholders. However, at AOR, our goal has always been to create value beyond monetary gains. We believe that we have a clear duty to take care of all stakeholders that are connected to, or impacted by a company’s operations. In our case, this includes “Mother Nature” herself.

To create a greener world today, and to help preserve our planet for future generations, we have created the Eco Series, a line of products contained in the world’s first carrageenan-free vegan softgel. Throughout its development, we have ensured that from start to finish, our products are sustainable.

It takes just one second to stop and make a more ethical decision, but that decision can help change the world. 




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  • The Eco Series debuted in February 2018, emphasizing AOR’s commitment to revolutionary technology and sustainable ingredients
  • Each component of the Eco Series, from the glass bottles, to metal lids, to biodegradable adhesives, are 100% recyclable
  • All print materials are printed by Hemlock printers, a gold awarded recipient of the Most Environmentally Progressive Printing Company in Canada
  • Eco Series labels and paper marketing materials are made with stone paper, rather than traditional pulp paper
  • The carbon footprint for stone paper is over 65% less than pulp paper, and one tonne produced saves a minimum of 20 trees and 16,000 gallons of water
  • Eco Series bottles are photo-degradable. This means that with sun exposure, they naturally dissolve over time

AOR is committed to environmental initiatives that help create a better future for our planet.



Pollinators are among some of the most important species in the world, allowing plants to continue to flourish. In Canada, the most important subset of pollinators are the bees, which are responsible for over 70% of all pollination. While the Western Domesticated Honey Bee might be the first species that comes to mind, Canada is also home to around 855 species of native bees, all of which remain key to our ecosystem.

However, bee populations throughout the country have been in a state of decline for over a decade. Honeybees in particular have dealt with parasitic mites, losses of wild habitats, and pesticides, leading to a steep decrease in their populations, and making the production of honey all the more difficult for farmers.

Thankfully, there are small steps that each person can take, from reducing your pesticide use for gardening and landscaping, to growing forage plants that bloom at a variety of different times during the year.

Together, we can plant a better future.

We want to help do our part to create a more bee-friendly world. That’s why, for the rest of 2018, we will be giving away plantable bee cards, made with 100% recycled seed paper. You will be able to plant them in your garden, allowing them to grow into pesticide free wildflowers, giving nectar-starved bees another safe refuge.

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Our Goal Is: 375,000 seeds

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  • There are about 750,000 honeybee colonies in Canada
  • There a little over 8,500 beekeepers in Canada
  • It requires 556 worker bees to gather a pound of honey
  • Canada’s overall honey production averages about 231 million dollars each year
  • In order to gather one pound of honey, a bee has to fly the equivalent of once around the world
  • There are 24 active honeybee research labs at universities and other research institutions throughout Canada


Stone Paper

Stone Paper Benefits 

We made the decision to print all of our Eco materials on stone paper instead of traditional pulp paper. Instead of being made from pulp, stone paper is, as the name suggests, made from crushed stone. One tonne of stone paper saves up to 20 trees and 16,000 gallons of water. Furthermore, it is also, fire resistant, 100% recyclable, and conserves energy. Learn more. While the process of recycling paper uses water to turn paper back into pulp, stone paper can be recycled indefinitely, using less energy. Some other benefits of stone paper include: it being smudge proof, acid free, and difficult to tear. Watch more to learn about other stone paper benefits.