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Government seeks solutions to ensure healthy bee population in Ontario

Since 2006, millions of bees in North America have been dying and scientists have struggled to determine why

Since 2006, millions of bees in North America have been dying and scientists have struggled to determine why


The Canadian Press

Thursday, September 26, 2013, 7:44 PM -

Premier Kathleen Wynne says the province continues to look for science-based solutions to ensure a healthy bee population in Ontario. 


RELATED: More than 37 million bees found dead in Ontario


Wynne says the Ministry of Agriculture and Food is working with seed trade and grain farmer organizations to raise farmers' awareness of their options to plant non-insecticide treated corn and soybean seed. 

The province also is deploying a team of 21 bee inspectors and specialists to support bee health across Ontario. 


RELATED: Scientists uncover why millions of bees are dying


Wynne says Ontario is waiting for the federal government -- which regulates pesticides in Canada -- to provide its direction on insecticides suspected to contribute to bee colony collapse.

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