‘Neonic’ pesticide is risk to honeybees, says EPA assessment

Imidacloprid, a widely used neonicotinoid pesticide, is a potential threat to honeybee hives as well as individual bees when used on crops that attract pollinators, the EPA said in a preliminary risk assessment. Residues that exceed 25 parts per billion trigger effects that include deaths of bees and lower honey production. The report “could lend… » Read More

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