Are common pesticides killing bees? - Raw Story

As more and more bees disappear from our planet, scientists have sought to find definitive answers about what's threatening them. Past research has suggested that common pesticides are killing bees around the globe, but two new studies found more ...

Large-scale Study Shows Neonicotinoids Harm Bees - National Caucus of Environmental Legislators

A new study published in the journal Science links neonicotinoid usage with fewer queen bees as well as trouble surviving the winter for both honey bees and wild bee populations. There have been mixed lab-based studies on the impact of neonicotinoids, ...

Saving the humble bee is to save ourselves as well - Financial Times

There may be many factors behind the decline in bee populations across Europe and the US. Habitat loss, disease and nutritional stress are among causes often cited by scientists. The role that certain pesticides play, however, has remained fiercely ...

Some Pesticides Are Actually Hurting Bees, Study Finds - Food & Wine

In a reversal of previous claims, researchers say neonicotinoids shouldn't be used on crops. Many people's only interaction with bees have been unpleasant stinging sessions. But the buzzing creatures are vital to our farming industry; they pollinate up ...

Large study links key pesticide to weakened honeybee hives - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings - kwwl.com

(AP Photo/John Minchillo, File). FILE - In this May 27, 2015, file photo, volunteer Ben Merritt, a graduate student at the University of Cincinnati, checks honeybee hives for queen activity and performs routine maintenance as part of a collaboration be.

7 buzzy facts you probably didn't know about bees - Rare.us

Female bees are the ones known as “worker bees.” They are in charge of everything that happens in the hive, and also go out to gather nectar. Male bees are called “drones.” Their sole responsibility is to find a queen bee to mate with. Bees have five eyes.

Scientists Prove Chemical Insecticides With Neonicotinoids Are Killing The Bees That Provide Our Food? - The Inquisitr

Two massive scientific studies just revealed it is almost certain the most widely used chemical insecticides in the world are extremely bad for bees, ultimately killing them in some instances. The results of the studies generated renewed pressure to ...