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Effect of Insecticide-Treated Crops on Bees

Net effect of neonicotinoid-treated crops on bees might not be negative
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Native field-foraging bees exposed to neonicotinoid insecticides and other pesticides

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According to the first-ever study of pesticide residues on field-caught bees, native bees are exposed to neonicotinoid insecticides and other pesticides. This report was conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey and published in the j...

Strongest evidence yet that neonicotinoids are killing bees

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Studies in Europe and Canada show that controversial neonicotinoid insecticides have adverse effects on reproduction of honeybees and wild bees

Long-term study links neonicotinoids to wild bee declines

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Reuters Environment Blog

LONDON (Reuters) - Wild bees that forage from oilseed rape crops treated with insecticides known as neonicotinoids are more likely to undergo long-term population declines than bees that forage from other sources, according to the f...

Two neonicotinoid insecticides may have inadvertent contraceptive effects on male honey bees

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Male honey bees, called drones, can be affected by two neonicotinoid insecticides by reducing male honey bee lifespan and number of living sperm. Both insecticides are currently partially banned in Europe. Now researchers are callin...

New study: Neonicotinoid insecticides linked to wild bee decline across England

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

Exposure to neonicotinoid seed treated oilseed rape crops has been linked to long-term population decline of wild bee species across the English countryside, according to research published today in Nature Communications. The resear...


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