Pollinator Health

In Ontario, we're working to support healthy, thriving populations of pollinators that in turn support a strong, successful agri-food sector and a healthy environment.


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The Ontario government is taking action to strengthen pollinator health through the Pollinator Health Strategy. The strategy includes:

The strategy builds on work already taken to improve pollinator health and sets out aspirational targets:

  • To reduce overwinter mortality rates for managed honey bees to 15 per cent by 2020;
  • To achieve an 80 per cent reduction in the number of acres planted with neonicotinoid treated corn and soybean seed by 2017; and,
  • To restore, enhance and protect one million acres of pollinator habitat in Ontario.

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Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 12 December 2016
Last Reviewed: 29 September 2017