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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 ...and more »

There's Now Very Strong Evidence We Really Are Killing Our Bees - ScienceAlert

Two industry-funded studies have finally provided sound evidence that vastly popular pesticides called neonicotinoids are horrible for the pollinators that keep our food production system running. We've suspected for a while that these pesticides might ...and more »

Bayer and Syngenta Face Pressure Over Pesticides After Bee Study - Bloomberg

Bayer AG and Syngenta AG face renewed pressure over their neonicotinoid farm pesticides after research funded by the companies supported accusations that the chemicals are responsible for harming bee colonies. The study was published in the peer ...and more »

Major New Study Shows Pesticide Risk to Honey Bees - EcoWatch

Scientists have found for the first time that neonicotinoid pesticides can harm honey bees in the real world. The major new study from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) found that pesticides called neonicotinoids can cause harm to bees, a ...and more »

Backlash to flawed 'landmark' European neonicotinoid study: Inconclusive data suggest both health benefits and harm - Genetic Literacy Project

On June 29, Science published a large-scale study on the relationship between bees and a pesticide, neonicotinoids. It got quite a bit of pickup in the press—Nature touted that the “Largest-Ever Study of Controversial Pesticides Finds Harm to Bees ...and more »

Tell EPA Bees Can't Wait - Neonic Pesticides Too Toxic - Natural Resources Defense Council

I like bees and other pollinators. Every morning I enjoy a soy milk latte from my bee mug. I also like farmers and yummy farm-grown foods that are made from bee- pollinated crops and wildflowers that are pollinated by honeybees and wild bees. That's ...and more »

Pesticides harm bee colonies, says study - Bend Bulletin

An undated handout photo of a honeybee covered in pollen. Researchers at Georgia Tech found that a bee could shed about 15,000 pollen grains in two minutes as it brushed itself clean. (Candler Hobbs/Georgia Tech via The New York Times) -- NO SALES; FOR ...and more »