Bees

Ontario Plans To Cut Out Pesticide Linked With Bee Deaths

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2014 | Canada Impact

TORONTO - Ontario's plan to significantly curb the use of a controversial agricultural pesticide linked to honeybee deaths was lauded Tuesday by envir...

More Bad News for Bees: The New "F" Word

David Suzuki | Posted 10.29.2014 | Canada
David Suzuki

Have you heard of flupyradifurone? Probably not, unless you work for the federal government agency poised to approve this new pesticide for use in Canada. But take note: This new "F" word is bad news for bees.

Why Killing Bees Means Less Food on Your Table

Mike Schreiner | Posted 10.09.2014 | Canada Politics
Mike Schreiner

Unfortunately, Premier Wynne prefers to talk about the problem rather than take action to solve it. Her response to the crisis: throw some money at beekeepers (certainly welcome given their economic losses) and form a task force on bee health that continues to drag its feet on taking action.

Why These Beekeepers Filed a Class-Action Lawsuit

Dianne Saxe | Posted 11.17.2014 | Canada Impact
Dianne Saxe

Last week, Canadian beekeepers filed a class action lawsuit in Ontario Superior Court (Windsor) against two massive chemical companies, Bayer AG and Syngenta AG, for over $400 million in losses allegedly caused by neonicotinoid pesticides to Ontario bees. This is the first Canadian class action lawsuit filed for harm to bees caused by these widely used pesticides.

WATCH: 50,000 Bees Discovered Living In Woman's Ceiling

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.23.2014 | Canada Living

NEW YORK - A New York City woman had some unexpected roommates living in her apartment: 50,000 bees. WABC-TV reports beekeepers removed the swarm f...

More Than Half Of Ontario Bees Died This Winter

CBC | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada Impact

More than half of Ontario's bees did not survive the winter, according to a new report that has the province's beekeepers' group very c...

1 of Every 3 Bites of Food Depends on Bees -- Let's Save Them

David Suzuki | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

Bees may be small, but they play a big role in human health and survival. Some experts say one of every three bites of food we eat depends on them. The insects pollinate everything from apples and zucchini to blueberries and almonds. If bees and other pollinators are at risk, entire terrestrial ecosystems are at risk, and so are we.

WATCH: What Happens When A Plane Flies Into A Swarm Of Bees

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada Travel

Passengers aboard a Minnesota-bound flight found themselves a little behind schedule after their plane flew into a swarm of bees. Allegiant Flight ...

Bees Gave This Ethiopian Youth Co-Op a Chance to Thrive

Canadian Co-operative Association | Posted 04.20.2014 | Canada Impact
Canadian Co-operative Association

Tezana Kassa was once afraid of bees. Strange, I thought, for someone whose livelihood is now so wrapped up in a co-operative honey bee apiary he and 25 other youth began just weeks ago here in the parched Amhara region of northern Ethiopia.

Why You Should Give a Buzz About Bees

David Suzuki | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

Bees are endlessly intriguing, and incredibly useful to us -- and not just for honey and wax. If bees disappeared, it would be difficult, if not impossible, to grow much of what we eat. The economic value of pollination services from honeybees alone is estimated at $14 billion in the U.S. and hundreds of millions in Canada.

Bee-Killing Germs May Leave You With Less Food Options

Jason Tetro | Posted 09.27.2013 | Canada
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg For centuries, bees have been a steady part of agriculture. However, in the last decade, due to a rather pesky germ and modern day crop management, this stability has been threatened. What's worse is that the impact could lead to less choice at the grocery store and inevitably higher prices. This past week, scientists definitively found the source of the bee population downturn. Unfortunately, it may be a case of too little, too late.

Agriculture Operations in Alberta: Breaking Down The Different Types

Teresa Falk | Posted 06.10.2013 | Canada Alberta
Teresa Falk

Golden fields of wheat blowing in the breeze and cows lazily grazing in the lush green pasture are the first things that come to most people's minds when they think of Alberta agriculture, but there's more to the provincial ag industry than grain and cattle. The Wild Rose province is home to many different types of agricultural operations such as beekeeping, sugar beets, pulses, market gardens, elk, bison, pork, chicken, lamb, turkey, dairy, eggs and much more.

You Won't Bee-lieve What Honey Can do For You!

Erin Maynes | Posted 11.13.2012 | Canada Living
Erin Maynes

For a true burst of flavour, pick up a jar of local raw honey gathered from local bee hives. Because bees don't travel very far from the hive, the honey tastes like everything that blooms in the area, rather than a single distinctive note. Raw honey is fresh from the comb. It's not heated excessively and therefore is brimming with nutrients and enzymes. It's these enzymes which make raw honey so digestible to humans. Here are some more benefits of honey.

Bees Break Free After Collision

CP | Posted 10.04.2011 | Canada

CAMROSE, Alta. - It was a traffic accident with an added sting. RCMP officers had to close an Alberta highway Thursday morning after a truck carryi...

Are The Birds And Bees Worth $250 Billion?

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- MONTREAL - What salary would you expect to pay a force of internationally diverse workers who toil harmoniously -- without pensi...