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Pesticides Killing Bees?

Bee in garden August 2013There have been many recent news stories about a possible association between bee die off and certain pesticides, called “neonicotinoids”.  There are many competing views on this concern at this point.  [Photo: MN]

Here are some pointers to recent articles, pro, con and undecided:

  Xerces Society:     http://www.xerces.org/neonicotinoids-and-bees/
  Bees killed in Wilsonville, OR:  http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2013/06/25000_bubblebees_killed_droppi.html
  Forbes on line:   http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonentine/2014/02/05/bee-deaths-reversal-as-evidence-points-away-from-neonics-as-driver-pressure-builds-to-rethink-ban/
 CNBC – bee activists “swarm” Home Depot and Lowes:  http://www.cnbc.com/id/101415329