Beekeeper group’s president buzzing about neonic ban

Don JenkinsCapital Press

Published:December 31, 2014 8:37AM

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Washington State Beekeepers Association President Mark Emrich checks a hive Dec. 29 in Rochester. Emrich hopes more counties and cities will restrict neonicotinoids.
Thurston County’s ban on neonicotinoids on county property adds to support for prohibiting pesticides that allegedly harms bees.
OLYMPIA — To beekeeper Mark Emrich, Thurston County’s ban on neonicotinoids on county property was a win in the battle against pesticides he blames, in part, for harming his honeybees.

County commissioners in December barred “neonics” from county managed land, saying they wanted to set an example by being the first Washington county to embrace the anti-neonic movement.

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