THUNDER BAY – SCIENCE – Life on earth without the honeybee would be difficult. Dan Fulton states that “Every third mouthful of food is thanks to a bee”.
Honeybees have been dying off in terrifying numbers in recent years.
Honeybees – What do you need to know?
Dan Fulton, Urban Greenscapes in Thunder Bay explains the background speaking at the Thunder Bay Conservatory.
High doses of neonics have been responsible for several high profile bee kill offs in Canada. However, even with doses far below the lethal dose of neonics, a strong and growing body of science shows that these pesticides contribute to impairment in bee reproduction, learning, memory, hive communications and immune response.