Because of the shape of its political boundaries, Manitoba is often called the "Keystone Province". It is noted for its diversified economy, landscape, and ethnic origins. Winnipeg is its largest city about 50 kilometers north of the American border.
Due to the long days and moderate summer temperatures, as well as a diversified agriculture industry, Manitoba has one of the world's best honey producing areas in the world. The light honeys gathered from clover, alfalfa, canola, and fababeans is highly prized by markets in other countries. As a result, 95% of Manitoba's honey is exported abroad.