Over the last two years, bee colonies across the country have been depleting quickly, and beekeepers say pesticides, known as "neonicotinoids", are largely responsible for the deaths.
Last month, Health Canada
proposed new rules to deal with what's causing of the deaths, including the effects of neonicotinoids
. Regulators propose better labelling on pesticides, and requiring farmers to implement safer seed planting practices. But beekeepers say those changes don't go far enough.
Carol puts their concerns to Mary Mitchell, a senior official with Health Canada.
On September 16th, we spoke with Ontario beekeeper, David Schuit.
Last year, Mr. Schuit says he lost 37.5 million bees. He says Health Canada's regulations amount to a 'bandaid that won't stick', and that neonicitinoids are having a negative effect on the ecosystem, not just on bees.
Hear David Schuit's interview, here: