Tour all-abuzz about bees

A cross-Canada Protect the Pollinators Tour kicks off March 17 in Victoria.

  • Mar. 12, 2015 6:00 p.m.

A cross-Canada Protect the Pollinators Tour kicks off March 17 in Victoria.

The tour raises awareness about bees and pollinators and the negative effect of pesticides. 

“The chemical industry wants us to believe we have no choice; it’s their way (pesticides) or the highway, but the science tells us otherwise – that farmers don’t need these chemicals at all,” said John Bennett, national program director for the Sierra Club Canada Foundation.

Pesticides not only kill bees and pollinators, but also insects, birds and aquatic life.

Guests will have the chance to talk to beekeepers, listen to scientists and experts and watch important videos.

The event takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. at Atomique Productions at 1501 Douglas St.