It’s not a ban. However, the new restrictions should help the beleaguered pollinators.
Quebec is introducing new restrictions on pesticides considered harmful to honeybees.
Under the changes, farmers will have to get permission from a certified agronomist before using certain pesticides on crops.
The restricted pesticides include three types of neonicotinoides, as well as chlorpyrifos and atrazine, which has been banned in Europe for more than a decade.
Last September, the International Union for Conservation of Nature updated a 2015 report on neonicotinoids, which said a review of more than 1,110 peer-reviewed research studies showed there was no doubt that flying through chemical-laden clouds of dust from neonic-treated farm fields is killing bees.