On Monday, March 27, 2017 those of us who were fortunate enough to attend our General Meeting enjoyed a very informative presentation by Terry Burr. Terry spoke on the plight our endangered bee population; the causes and what we might do to help the bees. Terry spoke of the Verroa Mite as the major cause of bee decline in Ontario. In the US and around the world the Nosema, a microsporidian under the classification of fungus, attacks the gut of the honey bee and is one of the major threats to the honey bee population.
Terry also spoke of neonic-coated seeds and GMO Roundup ready crops as major contributors to the problem.