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What are everyone's thoughts regarding the new Ontario policy regarding neonic seed treatments?

Are there any other ideas farmers should be doing to help the government to support agriculture and still help improve the bee survival and management?

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Hi Dale:

I found this article and found it interesting.  If the paper has merit, the implications would be far reaching.

The paper suggests that there is a link between the bee deaths and aluminum. Are the bee deaths a harbinger to the health of the general population?

'Aluminium is a known neurotoxin affecting behaviour in animal models of aluminium intoxication. Bees, of course, rely heavily on cognitive function in their everyday behaviour and these data raise the intriguing spectre that aluminium-induced cognitive dysfunction may play a role in their population decline – are we looking at bees with Alzheimer's disease?'.

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Thanks Joann.

 

Lots of research needs to be done to understand a complex issue regarding Pollinator health.

 

Joe

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