York U Earth Day expert: Bee friendly tales from the garden

TORONTO, April 18, 2017 – With the approach of Earth Day, it’s time to starting thinking about outdoor spaces. A York University bee expert can suggest what to plant to attract pollinators and discuss why bees are important for sustainable agriculture.

Sheila Colla, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies, can comment on the impact of climate change on bees, endangered species, environmental policy, sustainable agriculture, pesticides, habitat loss and the lack of pollination.

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