Millions of Bees Dead

Millions of Bees Dead

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Nearly 40 million bees in 600 hives dead at Saugeen Country Honey Farm, family owned by David & Hendrika Schuit of Elmwood, Ontario.

“Local beekeepers are finding millions of their bees dead just after corn was planted here in the last few weeks. Dave Schuit, who has a honey operation in Elmwood, lost 600 hives, a total of 37 million bees.”

Read the full story here-> http://www.thepost.on.ca/2013/06/19/bees-dying-by-the-millions

-> http://www.thepost.on.ca/2013/06/26/almost-40-million-bees-lost-from-elmwood-farm

-> http://www.torontosun.com/2012/06/08/beekeepers-blame-pesticides-for-bee-deaths

-> http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/07/05/ontario_bees_dropping_like_flies_elmwood_beekeeper_blames_corn_pesticide.html

-> http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/ontario-bee-farmer-hoping-for-pesticide-ban-to-end-die-off-1.1354729


Petition: Currently Member of Parliament for Saanich- Gulf Islands and Leader of the Green Party of Canada Elizabeth May is working to petition the Canadian Government to follow the lead of the European Union and ban the use of neonicotinoids in Canada.

Over +12,000 signatures have been collected. You can read & sign the online petition here *Canadian residents only* ->

http://elizabethmaymp.ca/get-involved/ban-neonicotinoids/

Download & print the petition in PDF format here -> http://elizabethmaymp.ca/wp-content/uploads/Protecting-Bees-Petition-EN.pdf

Collect 25 or more signatures and mail it – postage free to:

Elizabeth May Leader of the Green Party of Canada
Hill Office
Confederation Building, Room 518
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6
Tel: 613.996.1119
Fax: 613.996.0850

or
Elizabeth May MP Saanich- Gulf Islands
Riding Office
1 – 9711 Fourth Street
Sidney, British Columbia
V8L 2Y8
Tel: 250.657.2000
Fax: 250.657.2004

I will be adding local contact information of public officials that you can call, email fax or write to address your concerns regarding the bees. Please check back for updated information.

At this time we are talking with farmers & working to put together a petition to stop the use of neonicotinoids in Canada for everyone to be able to sign. We will update this post in the days to follow with a link for an international petition. Check back here for new information added to this post or LIKE the page & follow our future posts.

We need to work together to protect our pollinators and end the deaths caused by neonicotinoids and other harmful pesticides that are killing not only our honey bees but also our songbirds, butterflies, fish and many other lives lost. Do we want to coat our food seeds in this deadly toxin and eat it or feed it to our livestock? No, we don’t. We must all find a solution to this before it is too late and for this reason there needs to be a moratorium in place to suspend and/or ban the use of these deadly pesticides and further study the impact.

Thank you all for your support. Please like the links of the farms we mention to show your support directly to those on the front lines, our farmers!

Simcoe County Organic Living: United Against GMOs & Pesticides