Ryerson Community Breakfast

October 2013

The United Church of Canada called for a moratorium on pesticides harming bee colonies – particularly in Ontario. In response to a recent article in the Observer magazine, Ryerson is eager to hear from the local community. We invited a panel of local beekeepers to provide information and their views on the pesticide neonicotinoids or ‘neonics’ which is applied as a seed coating to corn, soy, and canola. Neonics are suspected as contributing to the decline in populations of honeybees and other pollinating insects. Luc Peters from Weir’s Lavender Farm.