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Pesticides fingered in UK honeybee wipeout

A new study appears to have confirmed suspicions that the neonicotinoid group of pesticides is in part responsible for the dramatic decline in UK honeybee numbers, the Telegraph reports. Read more

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Pesticides still suspect for bee problems

While viruses and other pathogens were deemed potentially responsible for the ongoing bee colony epidemic called colony collapse disorder (CCD), scientists from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) did not discard the potential effects of pesticides in this epidemic as … Continue reading

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Mosquito spraying in the county may devastates bees

Christmas may not be the same for Jimmy Hills and his friends this year, following a recent episode with mosquito spraying. Read more

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The buzz in Niagara: Bees face ‘extinction’

With so few bees left in Niagara, a new organization is offering people an alternative to the bug spray Raid. Read more

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Pesticides indicted in bee deaths

Agriculture officials have renewed their scrutiny of the world’s best-selling pest-killer as they try to solve the mysterious collapse of the nation’s hives. Read more

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NZ may review insecticide effect on bees

New Zealand environmental risk management experts say they may review research being done in Europe which suggests some insecticides can kill bees even when they are only used to treat seeds before planting. Read more

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New Pesticide Could Hurt Honeybees, Groups Claim

Even as honeybees suffer widespread mortality from a mysterious disease, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved a new pesticide, spirotetramat, despite evidence that it could “cause serious harm to bees,” the Natural Resources Defense Council says in Federal Court. Read … Continue reading

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Bees killed by Neo-nicotinoids in expressed Maize sap

New research by Prof. Vincenzo Girolami of the University of Padova in Italy shows Neonicotinoids in maize kill bees via water droplets. Read More

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Banning insecticides won’t save British bees

Reversing the honeybee’s population decline is a complex matter, and stopping the use of neonicotinoid insecticides until they are shown to be safe to honeybees, part of a Co-op initiative, is over-reacting, according to the BCPC. Read More

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Co-op bans use of pesticides in bid to save bees

The supermarket chain Co-op has banned foods grown using pesticides that harm honey bees. Read More

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