Honeybee killer may be a couple of pesticides

There is good news and bad news in the gardening world. Good news? Some scientists believe that the killer of honeybees has been identified as a couple of specific pesticides (both are artificial nicotine-like products) that infuse plants systemically, poisoning the pollen — and our bees. France and Germany have already banned these pesticides. The bad news? The manufacturer, Bayer, denies those allegations and keeps on producing it. It is for sale in our country, where commerce rules.

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