June 2014

New research shows impact pollinators have on food production

A recent study from UC Berkeley researchers highlights the importance that pollinators — some of which are dwindling in

Give bees a reprieve: Editorial Toronto Star

Bees are in peril.

Ontario Introductory Queen Rearing Manual

Hot off the press! The revised, and improved Ontario Introductory Queen Rearing manual is now available! Get yours today.

Scientific burden of proof supports elimination of neonics. Winnipeg Free Press

OTTAWA - Scientists say they have conclusive evidence that two widely used pesticides are killing bees and other insects, and

New research: A review of the direct and indirect effects of neonicotinoids and fipronil on vertebrate wildlife

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CBC's The National on Bees

OBA Board Member Andre Flys is interviewed.

Watch CBC's The National tonight to see OBA board member Andre Flys interview.

White House Memorandum: Creating a Federal strategy on pollinator health

Calls for international ban on neonicotinoid pesticides: Global

Widespread impacts of neonicotinoids "impossible to deny": BBC

Neonicotinoid pesticides are causing significant damage to a wide range of beneficial species

Leal likely Ag Minister. Murray moves to Environment. Toronto Star

“The premier is putting an emphasis on the government’s priorities,” a senior government official sa

Research: Bees are more crucial to modern agriculture than fertilizer

by Becky Ferreira

Call to ban neonics in Hamilton: CBC

Honeybees are dying at an alarming rate, and one city councillor wants to look at banning the pesticides that are suspected

Sierra Club claiming conflict of interest at CropLife Canada

Media Release

June 19, 2014

Changes to temporary foreign worker program

The federal government introduced major, sweeping reforms to the temporary foreign worker program Friday that will slash

Toronto Star: US officials coming to rescue of bees

WASHINGTON—The White House and federal officials are coming to the rescue of the lowly honeybee, pro

Small Hive Beetle find in one Niagara bee yard. Read OBA newsletter for more info.

Weather REALLY Matters to Bees: Weather Channel video

Hamilton called upon to ban neonics: CBC

Honeybees are dying at an alarming rate, and one city councillor wants to look at banning the pesticides that are suspected of contributing to it.

OBA Congratulates Premier Wynne

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June 13, 2014

OBA Newsletter: Slow start to corn planting

Hive Stakes: The London Free Press

With the federal regulator set to release a report next year on a controversial se