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Posted:Fri, May 29th, 2015 10:55:17 am

The Importance of Bee Health to Sustainable Food Production in Canada

The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry undertook a study on the current status of bee health and strategies for its improvement. During its study, the Committee went on fact-finding missions in Ontario and Washington, D.C. These fact-finding missions allowed the Committee to visit a beekeeper and a corn farmer in Ontario, and to meet with government officials and various stakeholders in Washington, D.C. Through its hearings in Ottawa, the Committee heard from 85 witnesses over 8 months. Witnesses included officials from the federal and provincial governments of Canada, the European Union, and Australia, as well as representatives from agriculture and agri-food associations, civil society, and academia. The purpose was to hear witnesses' perspectives on the challenges facing bee health and how governments can help stakeholders address these challenges.

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