The phrase "plight of the bumblebee" has been used to describe the dramatic population declines in many North American bee species. What's driving bee extinction and what can be done to stop it?
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Save Ontario's bees: ban the use of neonicotinoid pesticides.
Bee pollination is essential to the functioning of our ecosystem and the production of all fruits and vegetables. When bee populations start to mysteriously and rapidly die-off, it’s a big deal.
The facts are pretty clear: bee populations are in freefall. Perhaps there are multiple causes, but the only factor we can control and firmly take action on is the use of neonicotinoid pesticides.
Sierra Club Canada is calling on the federal government to follow the lead of the European Union and take action to protect at-risk bee populations by banning three neonicotinoid pesticides.