Tasteless Pesticides Affect Bees in the Field

This University of Guelph campus bulletin featuring Prof Raine was posted April 23, 2015

Two studies published today in Nature will help with re-assessing the status of the European Union moratorium on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides intended to protect bees, and could influence related policy decisions in Ontario, said a University of Guelph professor whose News & Views analysis of both research papers appears in the same issue of the journal.

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In the News 2015

Pollinator Politics: Environmentalists Criticize Obama Plan To Save Bees The Salt, National Public Radio

Bumblebees are trapped by warming climate, study finds Globe and Mail

Fairmont expands its ‘bee hotel’ program Business, Toronto Star

First direct evidence of impact of pesticide on bee pollination New Scientist

Pesticide exposure in bumblebees ‘harms pollination’ Science & Environment, BBC News

Pesticides harmful to bumblebees and production of apple crops: study Global News

Bumblebee exposure to neonic pesticides can lead to poorer crops Technology & Science, CBC News

Exposure of bees to neonics linked to poor apple crops: study Globe and Mail

Pesticides Prevent Proper Pollination Quirks and Quarks, CBC Radio

In the News 2014

How much are pesticides responsible for bee deaths? The Morning Edition, CBC KW

Massive bee deaths can have far-reaching implications City News

Are ‘neonic’ pesticides killing bees? Globe and Mail

Home Depot raises warning flag on a pesticide tied to bee deaths Globe and Mail

Plight of the Bumblebee The Morning Edition, CBC KW