Beekeeper Rejects Anti-Pesticide Campaign

news_views_icon“Bees, Bans and Bungling: How an Anti-pesticide Campaign May Spell Serious Trouble,” by Claire Brownell. beekeeper
At the end of a long day in the field, Ontario beekeeper Hugh Simpson is on his way to a meeting, where he’s looking forward to a packed agenda talking shop. Bee talk. Honey discourse. And absolutely not about banning pesticides. In March, Mr. Simpson was involved in forming the Independent Commercial Beekeepers. So far, the group has attracted about 20 members, based out of Ontario’s Grey-Bruce region, who meet every so often to talk about the business of beekeeping — how much honey their hives are producing, the prices they’re getting on the market and equipment they’re eyeing. And definitely not about banning pesticides. Read more.

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