Government seeks solutions to ensure healthy bee population in Ontario
Thursday, September 26, 2013, 7:44 -
Premier Kathleen Wynne says the province continues to look for science-based solutions to ensure a healthy bee population 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.
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.