Ontario | Independent Commercial BeeKeepers | New Beekeepers Organisation For Bruce & Grey

New Beekeepers Organisation For Bruce & GreyBy Kirk Scott on March 26, 2014

Independent Commercial Beekeepers Organization founders Hugh Simpson and Toby Bruce. [Photo From Kirk Scott]

There’s a new organization to promote the beekeeping business in Grey and Bruce counties.

The Independent Commercial Beekeepers Organization now has about 25 members.

Founder Hugh Simpson says honey is an increasingly important crop and a new association specifically for commercial producers is needed.

Simpson says beekeepers in Bruce and Grey are producing up to two million pounds of honey a year…about 30 per cent of Ontario’s total.

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Association of Manitoba Municipalities | Does Not Support Pesticide Ban |

AMM Does Not Support Pesticide Ban

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Association of Manitoba Municipalities is opposed to the province's proposed pesticide ban.
Rural Vice-President Ralph Groening says the province plans to outlaw domestic use of pesticides, with the exception of biopesticides.

"We have been opposed from the very beginning to this outright pesticide ban," notes Groening. "We continue to be opposed."

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