Time to Bee Worried | OnEarth Magazine

Time Magazine is covering the bee “apocalypse” and OnEarth is ticked off that it’s taken so long: TIME magazine fronts the global bee crisis, a story OnEarth first covered in 2006—and we’re still no closer to a solution. I’d take issue with the end of that sentence. Scientists and the government are no closer to a solution. Beekeepers have been …

No pesticide moratorium for Ontario

It’s been a hard couple of years for pesticides kills in Ontario. David Schuitt in Elmwood estimates he lost 37 million bees in 2012 and he’s not alone. The spring planting season saw a number of apiaries in Southwestern Ontario wiped out by residue from a synthetic nicotine-based pesticide that’s applied to corn seed before it’s sold. The planting machinery …