Wednesday, 17 August 2016

18 Years of Data Link Neonics to Bee Decline


Bumblebees on chives. PinP photo.

The negative effects that have been reported before, scale up to long-term, large-scale, multi-species impacts that are harmful.  Story here.

1 comment:

PinP said...

At the very least, this is a wakeup call for Canada. Here in my country, authorities would have us believe the main threat to bees is from CORN treated with neonics. Yet vast areas of Canada are sown to CANOLA, a huge oilseed crop here and the same one referenced in this story. Yet few, if any studies are aimed at determining how big a threat treated CANOLA is to pollinators. Here in my home province, Manitoba, most honey is produced from bees who forage on canola. This is a huge issue which needs to be tackled, now. Yet our politicians and regulators remain asleep at the switch, dumb-as-posts to the imminent dangers.