This is a very informative interview with University of Saskatchewan biologist Christy Morrissey on her second year of a four year study of neonicotinoid contamination of prairie wetlands. The industry line is “no problem in Canada’s prairie provinces” where millions of acres of canola are grown, but I hear otherwise from Canadian beekeepers, who tell me the colony losses are 50% or higher, however beekeepers are reluctant to speak out. Listen to the audio of the interview, but read the text as well.
Tom Theobald’s Corner
March 1 @ 7:00 pm