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Healing our relationship with bees

Filed in Blog, Lifestyle, The Bee Cause by on July 4, 2014
Healing our relationship with bees

Guest Post: Heather Menzies Walking the land of my ancestors helped me remember that we live in nature, even as we turn on the tap for a drink of water in a high-rise apartment, or hang a planter full of marigolds and salvia in the backyard of our suburban home. Walking the land that they […]

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Protecting your garden from bee-killing pesticides

Filed in Blog, Lifestyle, The Bee Cause by on July 3, 2014
Protecting your garden from bee-killing pesticides

Did you enjoy your garden in bloom over the Canada Day holiday? Did you plant your garden to provide habitat for bees and other pollinators? Now you might look at those blooms with new eyes. Friends of the Earth tested nursery plants in 18 cities in North America and found Neonicotinoid pesticides (neonic) in more […]

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Making a difference for bees

Filed in Blog, Lifestyle, The Bee Cause by on June 25, 2014
Making a difference for bees

It’s an article of faith that a few caring people can change the world. That you or I can make a difference. But when it comes to gardening, we’re being hoodwinked. By now, we’re all familiar with the havoc wreaked upon bees and other pollinators by a class of pesticide called neonicotinoids.  We know the […]

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Gardeners Beware 2014

Filed in Blog, Lifestyle, The Bee Cause by on June 25, 2014
Gardeners Beware 2014

New study shows that more than half of “bee-friendly” home garden plants sold at garden centres in Canada contain bee-killing pesticides!   Gardeners Beware 2014, released by Friends of the Earth Canada, Friends of the Earth U.S. and the Pesticide Research Institute (PRI) has found that more than half of garden plants sampled in the U.S and Canada contain levels of neonicotinoid […]

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