Neonics are Bad News for Honey Bees

‘Neonics’ Bad News for Bees, Long-Term Study Confirms

A widely-used class of insecticides called neonicotinoids has contributed to the large-scale and long-term decline of wild bees, according to research unveiled Tuesday. A study covered 62 species from 1994 to 2011, examining the impact of exposure to the pesticide, which was used to treat oilseed rape crops in England.

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