Garden centre moves to protect pollinators

Art Knapp bans plants treated with neonicotinoids after honeybee death link


METRO VANCOUVER — Art Knapp Plantland has told its suppliers they will no longer accept nursery plants treated with neonicotinoids, a controversial class of pesticides linked to honeybee mortality.

“We are ensuring that we don’t purchase anything that contains neonics,” said company spokesman Wim Vander Zalm. “All our suppliers are to inform us if any of their products are treated.”


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