OBA: Six Things Growers Can Do To Protect Honey Bees

Best management IPM practices.

The Ontario Beekeepers' Association has developed this six-step reference guide as part of our commitment to work with growers to minimize environmental risks to bees and other pollinators. This guide is intended to prevent a recurrence of the incidents of 2012 involving the acute and chronic neonicotinoid poisoning of honey bees by encouraging a set of best management practices for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for this class of systemic insecticides until such time that they have been replaced with ones that will not harm honey bees.

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