Help Save Ontario’s Bees!
Ontario’s bees are dying in massive numbers and sufficient evidence points to the pervasive use of neonicotinoid pesticides on our agricultural field crops as a key factor. Studies have found a direct link between the use of these pesticides and the dwindling number of bees. These chemicals are also leaching into soils, groundwater and waterways, persisting for years, and killing other pollinators, aquatic insects, amphibians and birds. On April 29, 2013 after reviewing more than 30 different studies, the European Union suspended the use of these pesticides.
The past two years, Ontario has seen a dramatic 35 per cent decline in honey bees. If we lose our bee populations, our food supply would be in serious risk. One third of our food relies on pollinators.