Insecticides And Hive Death

by on March 30, 2012

New Evidence that Our Insecticides are Killing Off the Bees

Scientists call the mysterious wasting-away of the the world’s bee populations “colony collapse disorder.” Researchers have come up with numerous hypotheses to explain the collapse, including parasites, viruses, and — yes — insecticides, but quantifying the impact of these and other suspects has proven to be an onerous task.

Two studies, which are published in this week’s issue of Science,

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