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In this issue..

Update on Neonicotinoid Ban


by Michelle McConnell


As the summer ends we can say with certainty that it was not a good one for beekeepers. According to a press release from the Ontario Beekeepers Association Ontario, beekeepers lost 58% of their bees last winter. That's more than three times the average for the rest of Canada.

The debate on whether to ban neonicotinoids, which have been found to be harmful to bees, is well underway and has made great progress in the past months. The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food has announced a plan to introduce a licensing system in order to restrict the use of neonicotinoid pesticides. The proposed licensing system is aimed to be implemented for the 2015 growing season and will help to ensure that only farmers who truly need neonicotinoids are the ones that have a right to use them.


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