Latest Pesticide toxicity to bees Stories
Across the US beekeepers and researchers have been reporting that a powerful new class of pesticides may be killing off bumblebees. A new study pinpoints another potential cause: toxic metal pollution in flowers.
European Union nations have failed to agree on proposals that would have banned three pesticides reportedly linked to the decline of the global bee population.
There’s more bad news for bees. Biologists from the University of London say that exposure to pesticides are having a broader, previously unforeseen effect on bumblebee populations.
French beekeepers are seeing red after learning that M&M’s waste could be making their honeybees produce honey in shades of blues and greens.
As the phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) continues to plague North American honey bees, apiologists have been scrambling to find both the cause and the cure for the disappearance of millions of insects.
Agricultural yields have always depended on pollinators and their symbiotic ability to spread the powdery substance necessary for plant reproduction, a fact that has become more important as the unexplained drop in the worldwide bee population continues.