Agriculture and Forestry – March 4, 2014

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Agriculture and Forestry – March 4, 2014

Senators study the importance of bees and the bee health in the production of honey, food and seed in Canada. Owner and operator of Urban Bee Supplies and Education, Lindsay Dault reports that bees living in urban areas tend to be healthier than those living in rural areas. The bees have a variety of floral options and the bees are not exposed to pesticides and fungicides like they are in rural areas.
Apiaries and Bees for Communities founder Eliese Watson discusses the new pests and pathogens that bees are facing and the increasing resistance to available treatment.
Location committee member Gillian Leitch of Toronto Beekeepers Co-operative shares areas of concern where they are seeing change for the bee population in Toronto. (March 4, 2014)