“Canada’s health regulator is planning to ban a controversial neonicotinoid pesticide, which it says has contaminated waterways and killed important aquatic insects.”
See Health Canada proposes ban on pesticide linked to bee deaths
See also Feds move to ban common neonicotinoid insecticide, say use ‘not sustainable’There is reason to believe banning neonicotinoids in pesticides will help bees survive. Last year I only saw a few bees in my yard despite having thousands of flowers (counting the weeds…). Production of tomatoes did improve a bit but it’s still disappointing. I’m planning to install several nesting blocks for bees to do my part. I rely on bats, birds and beetles to deal with insect pests in my yard. I may use something sticky or netting to protect my hazelnuts when they mature. I may fish in my retirement next year so this may also help the fish in the nearby river who depend in part on insects. It’s all good news.
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