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Pesticides and bees. A legal case from England with relevance to Canada

, : Pesticides and bees. A legal case from England with relevance to Canada. Canadian Beekeeping 13(9): 208

A brief report is given of a case in which growers of oilseed rape were found to be negligent because they did not give beekeepers sufficient warning of their intention to spray flowering crops with insecticides.

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