Highlights / bee deaths

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology

Robust field study confirms neonic toxicity and bees.

Many studies have linked a relatively new insecticide group, neonicotinoids, which were developed in the 1980’s and 90’s, to a marked increase in bee deaths and hive mortality. Neonicotinoids are neurotoxins, and unlike other chemical insecticides which are on the »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

Government sued over pesticide use: neonics and bee deaths

A class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids has been blamed for what beekeepers claim is a “catastrophic” loss of pollinators. Now, four Canadian environmental groups have filed lawsuits against the federal government over the issuing of permits for pesticide use containing »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Building a better Canadian honey bee

Canadian beekeepers have been seeing substantial and above average die-offs of bees over the winter during the past several years. The beekeepers have been complaining that farmer’s increased use of neonicotinoid pesticides have been a strong factor in this loss »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International

Crops versus bees, new regs for Ontario.

In an effort to protect pollinating bees, Ontario farmers are being told to change some habits as they plant seeds this season. The vast majority of corn and soybean seeds now come pre-coated with a type of insecticide known as »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life

Insecticide use pits Ontario grain farmers against beekeepers

Around the world beekeepers and scientists are becoming alarmed over the dramatic loss of bees. Bees, both domestic-commercial, and wild bees, are critical for the pollination of plants and food crops. While bee mites are also being blamed for bee »