State blames ‘neonic’ insecticide dust for bee losses

Minnesota compensated two beekeepers for severe damage to hives caused by neonicotinoid insecticide dust from the field where a neighbor was planting corn, says the Minneapolis Star Tribune. It was the first test of a landmark environmental law, says the newspaper. “Investigators from the state Department of Agriculture confirmed, in effect, what beekeepers have been saying… » Read More

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