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Expert: Neonics are an issue — and also an easy target

Reading Time: 2 minutes Why are neonicotinoids attracting so much attention? The controversy around neonicotinoids is a global one. There are places where neonicotinoids are associated with bee kills and there are places where they are not. The science around neonics and their effects on bees has some inconsistent elements. There hasn’t been any strong colony-level field tests, for […] Read more

Annual honeybee winterkill survey underway

Reading Time: < 1 minute Alberta Agriculture is once again conducting its annual honeybee winterkill and management survey. “The honeybee winterkill and management survey is an important component in developing Alberta Apiculture surveillance system and best management practices,” says Medhat Nasr, provincial apiculturist with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. “Results are also used to justify any emergency registration of new […] Read more