Bad news not only for beekeepers, but for vegetable and fruit growers who depend on bees for pollination.
A survey of almost 900 Ontario beekeepers indicated that 70 per cent suffered unsustainable losses.
More than 40 per cent said the recent long, cold winter that extended into spring was the main reason for the heavy losses of colonies.
Although Ontario has the largest number of beekeepers in Canada, beekeepers across the country are expressing concern. Alberta and Quebec beekeepers have experienced noticeable losses.
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