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OBA Letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne and Ministers Leal and Ballard on the Lack of Progress on Neonicotinoid Pesticide Reduction and Protection of Insect Pollinators

Commenting on the Federal Budget, Indigenous & Environmental Groups: "The Government of Canada hits a home run for biodiversity conservation."

Ontario, February 27, 2018 – A partnership of Indigenous and environmental groups commended the Canadian government for tabling the best federal bu

Neonicotinoids: Risks to Bees Confirmed by European Food Safety Authority

Most uses of neonicotinoid pesticides represent a risk to wild bees and honeybees, according to assessments published today by EFSA.

Québec Introduces Restrictions on Agricultural Use of Bee Killing Pesticides

CTV News Montréal announced this week that Québec is putting new restrictions on pesticides aimed at protecting pollinators.

Good News for the Environment and Canada’s Bees and Beekeepers – Martineau v Bayer Class Action Lawsuit Against Pesticide Manufacturers Now Authorized in Québec

Click on this Short Video on Bumblebee Ecology and Help U of G Student Hayley Tompkins Win an NSERC Competition

Hayley Tompkins, an MSc candidate at the University of Guelph, created this short video on wild bumblebees and artificial nest boxes, a project  su

Alarming Link Between Fungicides and Bee Declines Revealed

Fungicides are found to be the strongest factor linked to steep bumblebee declines, surprising scientists and adding to the threats to vital pollin

Ontario Beekeepers Unveil New Association for Mead Makers

Pesticide Manufacturers Get an Early Christmas Present from Health Canada


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Common Agricultural Insecticides Cause Birds to Lose Weight and Sense of Direction

CBC News reports that newly published research says two of Canada's most commonly used pesticides cause migrating songbirds to lose weight and thei

Beekeepers Support Bill 153, the Organic Products Act, 2017

Media Release & Litigation Update: Neonicotinoids Class Action Lawsuit from Siskinds LLP

Une demande en autorisation de l’action collective proposée au nom des apiculteurs du Québec sera entendue les 13 and 14 novembre 2017 au Palais de

OMAFRA Launches New Platform for Online Beekeeper Registration And So Much More

Bulletin - Update on Small Hive Beetle

Attention Ontario Beekeepers