Ontario Beekeepers Experience Overwhelming Winter Losses 051718

When Ontario’s beekeepers opened their hives this spring, they found nothing but bad news for beekeepers, as well as for the vegetable and fruit growers who depend on bees for pollination. The recent Ontario Beekeepers’ Association survey of almost 900 beekeepers indicated that seven out of 10 Ontario beekeepers suffered unsustainable losses. Most worrisome, almost […]

Stop Honey Bee Carnage Say Eight Out Of Ten Ontarians to Premier Kathleen Wynne

Respondents agree that bees are crucial to Ontario's agriculture sector

CFN – A new public opinion poll released today finds that more than eight out of every ten people in Ontario support a ban on pesticides linked by scientists to bee deaths. Friends of the Earth Canada (FOE) commissioned the poll to discover whether or not Ontarians were concerned about Neonicotinoids (neonics) and their effect […]

Friends of the Earth Canada Objects to Harper Government Renewal of Bee-Toxic Pesticide Sept 23, 2013

CFN – Friends of the Earth Canada has filed a notice of objection to Health Canada’s decision under the Pest Control Products Act to renew conditional registration of a bee-toxic pesticide, clothianidin, despite lack of due diligence by the applicant companies. Health Canada’s agency dealing with pesticides is recommending renewing use of clothianidin on potatoes, […]