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Who Speaks for Canada’s Wild Bees?

Who Speaks for Canada’s Wild Bees? The news for honey bees is grim. Again. The Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists (CAPA) delivered their national report on winter-kill of honey bees. Ontario’s loss at 58 %, a ... Read More

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Who Speaks for Canada’s Wild Bees?

Who Speaks for Canada’s Wild Bees?

The news for honey bees is grim. Again. The Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists (CAPA) delivered their national report on winter-kill of honey bees. Ontario’s loss at 58 %, a jaw-dropping number, is homogenized into the average for the country at 25% – still considered high when compared to the “acceptable” winter losses considered to […]

Fear Mongering by the Chemical Industry

Fear Mongering by the Chemical Industry

Last week, I applauded Ontario’s Agriculture Minister Jeff Leal for his decision to restrict the use of neoniotinoids on farmers’ fields. To be clear, I would prefer an outright ban, but this is an important and pragmatic step to substantially reduce use of these bee-killing pesticides and shows leadership on the North American stage. According […]

Filed in Blog, The Bee Cause by on July 15, 2014
Home Depot, Sears, RONA and Canadian Tire Respond

Home Depot, Sears, RONA and Canadian Tire Respond

On March 17, 2014, Friends of the Earth Canada sent letters to the four biggest garden centre retailers in Canada, asking them to: Commit to not sell nursery bedding plants and vegetable plants pre-treated with neonicotinoids Institute a corporate policy that bans use of neonics on and in their facilities and throughout their supply chain, […]