Maintain the status of PEI as a honeybee tracheal mite free island.

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Maintain the status of PEI as a honeybee tracheal mite free island.

This petition had 92 supporters

Stan Sandler started this petition to The PEI Minister of Agriculture and Forestry

Honeybees are important to everyone because they pollinate a significant proportion of our food and crops. Allowing in infected hives will make it harder to maintain a healthy population of bees on PEI. Blueberry growers have the option of keeping bees on PEI or supporting the local economy by creating local beekeeping jobs and do not have to bring in infected hives for their pollination needs. In 2012 over 6000 of 7,200 hives for blueberry pollination were local and the number could be increased.

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This petition had 92 supporters