Tagged: neonicotinoids

Common pesticides can harm bees, but the jury is still out on a global ban - Guest Work

Guest Author Jul 01, 2017

By Phil Lester, Victoria University of Wellington Some of the world’s most widely used pesticides can be harmful to bees, according to the first large-scale studies aimed at measuring the impact of compounds called neonicotinoids on bees’ health. But the effects vary widely between different compounds and different countries, suggesting that more regional research will be needed … Read More

More evidence on the effects of neonicotinoids on honey bees…maybe? - Guest Work

Guest Author Jun 30, 2017

Dr David Pattemore, Plant & Food Research Two papers were published today in the prestigious journal Science reporting negative effects of neonicotinoid pesticides on honey bees and wild bees in realistic field trials. Neonicotinoids are arguably public enemy number one for bees in the mind of the public, but the actual science behind the headline-grabbing stories is far from conclusive … Read More