Highlights/pollinators

Environment, Society

Did you know mosquitoes and bats were pollinators?

This week is Pollinator Week in Canada but also in the rest of the world. The celebration has been going on for more than 10 years now and it aims at focusing everyone’s attention on the important role that pollinators» 

Economy, Environment, International

Warning from the U.N. – the future of bees is the future of food

World Bee Day You may have missed it but this past Monday was the second annual “World Bee Day”. In announcing the day last year, initiated by Slovenia, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Director-General José Graziano da Silva» 

Environment

Some neonic pesticides banned, others restricted to protect bees

Canada’s health department has decided to cancel the use of some neonicotinoid pesticides and to change the conditions of use for others in order to protect bees and other pollinators. It says remaining uses such as treatment on canola seeds» 

Environment, International, Society

Ban neonic pesticides, protect bees as did EU, urge groups

The European Union has banned all outdoor uses of neonicotinoid pesticides to protect bees, and Canada should do the same, argue several Canadian environmental groups. Scientific studies have long linked the use of these chemicals to the decline of honeybees,» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Study finds bumblebee queens affected by pesticide

Scientists say one-third of the food we put in our mouths depends on the pollination of crops by wild bees and those bees are in decline around the world. Declines have been linked to pesticides in the neonicotinoid family as»