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Farmers urged to consider plight of pollinators

Concern about the harmful impact of pesticides on honeybee producers needs to be extended to wild pollinators, which are just as much at risk, says the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario. As part of the ongoing debate over the loss … Continue reading

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Farmers need to help bees survive

There are well-known and growing concerns about the impact that the use of neonicitinoid (neonic) pesticides are having on commercial honey producers. However, there has been a lot less consideration for the impact on wild pollinators. The Friends of the … Continue reading

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Op-Ed: A ban on some pesticides won’t save bees

Some bee-keeping and environmental groups want to ban the usage of neonicotinoid (“neonic”) insecticides. Neonics are used to protect food crops from insect damage, for controlling fleas on pets and for protecting ash trees. As a farmer using neonic seed … Continue reading

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Death of bees symptom of a larger problem with insecticides

This refers to the article ‘Insecticide linked to mass die-off of bees‘, Arnprior Chronicle-Guide, Nov. 7. To quote this article: “In September Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) issued to farmers a series of recommendations against certain insecticides known … Continue reading

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Canada should follow E.U. to prevent bee deaths: U.K. expert

Canada should follow E.U. to prevent bee deaths: U.K. expert A noted U.K. bee expert says Canada is behind the times when it comes to recognizing the dangers of a controversial pesticide known as neonicotinoid, noting the similarities of present-day … Continue reading

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Student bee researchers create a buzz

Three biology graduate students created a buzz at a national gathering of entomologists last week when they won prizes for talks and a poster about their bee research. Brock Harpur won Entomological Society of Canada’s President’s Award for best student talk … Continue reading

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Respondents agree that bees are crucial to Ontario’s agriculture sector

Respondents agree that bees are crucial to Ontario’s agriculture sector A new public opinion poll released today finds that more than eight out of every ten people in Ontario support a ban on pesticides linked by scientists to bee deaths. … Continue reading

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