Search Provinces Series Blog About Contact

Rusty-patched Bumble Bee - Bombus Affinis

Bees

Title

Rusty-patched Bumble Bee - Bombus Affinis

Denomination

PERMANENTâ„¢ (P)

Date of Issue

May 1, 2018

Year

Quantity

700,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Series

Bees

Series Time Span

2018

Perforation or Dimension

Simulated Perforation

Printer

Canadian Bank Note

Creators

Design: Andrew Perro | Illustration: Dave Murray

Layouts

Booklet of 10 Stamps

Quantity Produced - 140,000
Original Price: $8.50
Perforation: Simulated Perforation
Dimension: 31 mm x 31 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 4 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - 7,000
Cancellation Location: Grand Bend, ON
Original Price: $2.70
Perforation: Simulated Perforation
Dimension: 190 mm x 112 mm
Printing Process: Lithography in 4 colours
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

About Stamp

When bees begin to appear, it is a sure sign that summer is on the way – and designer Andrew Perro and illustrator Dave Murray have come up with a honey of an issue to help celebrate.

Experts believe there are approximately 4,000 species of bees native to North America. Two of the more than 850 species native to Canada can be found on our latest stamp issue.

The rusty-patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis), once common in parts of Ontario and Quebec, was the first bee species to be listed by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). The metallic green bee (Agapostemon virescens), one of many sweat bee species, digs its nest in the ground and can be found throughout southern Ontario. The Official First Day Cover features another Canadian native – a small eastern resin bee (Anthidiellum notatum), which constructs a unique nest from resin and gravel.

This issue’s distinctive design is bound to create some buzz. Don’t get stung – get yours now!

Connection to ebay failed! This is normally caused by AdBlockers. Disable your AdBlocker to see ebay results.
No direct matches found. Click on the button below to search related items.
Search ebay

Similar Stamps

Reference

Canada Post Details Magazine - April - May 2018, Volume XXVII NO 4

Improve Stamp Information

Did you notice an error in this stamp's information?
Do you have any interesting information about this stamp that you would like to share?
Please click here to send us an email with the details.