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Honeybees and Corn 2016

Lee Townsend

I had a yard of 40 hives on a quarter section of treated corn this year, and it is interesting as I am not seeing any of the effects on the bees that groups like the Ontario Beekeepers Association claims to take place in this situation.  My bees are of the same species that are in Ontario, the corn is treated the same way as it is in Ontario, and the planting was done the same as in Ontario.

Leads me to think the problem is not neonics, but beekeeper management.  It is truly unfortunate that the Ontario Beekeepers Association and groups like it refuse to admit what exactly they are doing with their colonies, with proof to back up their claims.

 

Lee Townsend
Lee Townsend

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