A pesticide that is thought to be harmful to bees could be banned in Vancouver.
Beekeeper Bryn Jones says the poison is thought by some to be one of the factors involved in the widespread collapse of bee colonies.
“The Neonicotinoids affect the bees and their ability to get back to their colonies, and they find things like, the bees immune systems are depressed, and they’re
just not as productive and their more susceptible to other diseases”
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But while there are big worries about how the pesticide could harm pollinators, Jones says he doesn’t think banning them is the right way to go.
“Because there isn’t that direct scientific connection. And the other thing is, i’m more leary of what the chemical companies will forward to
replace the Neonicotinoid”
Council is set to vote on the ban at its meeting next week.