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Two Studies Link Insecticides With Decline in Bee Populations

1:20 PM MDT | April 9, 2012 |

Alex Scott

Number's Up: Research links exposure with decline in bee colonies. Researchers at Stirling University (Stirling, U.K.) and the National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA; Avignon, France) have published separate studies linking the use of neonicotinyl insecticides with declining bee populations. The Stirling study found 85% of queen bumblebees—the foundation of future bee populations—die when exposed to relatively small concentrations of Imidacloprid, a neonicotinyl insecticide. Imidacloprid was developed and is produced by Bayer CropScience...

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