Ontario’s honey bees are doing fine

May 23, 2016

From: TheRecord.com


A bit more research would have shown her the following facts. The number of honey bee colonies is not plunging according to Statistics Canada but rather up 40 per cent in Ontario since neonic seed treatment started in 2004.


Health Canada concluded in January 2016 that there was “no potential risk to bees” from use of a major Canadian neonic seed treatment and that neonic seed treatments reduced crop losses in Ontario by more than $100 million annually. Finally, a recent multi-year National Honey Bee Disease Survey found that varroa mites and other pests and diseases are the dominant cause of bee deaths in the United States.


Terry Daynard


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