Pesticides May Harm Wild Bees

April 22, 2015 10:19 PM

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New research suggests that pesticides can have a negative effect on honeybees and wild bees in an agricultural landscape.

Neonicotinoids are used for seed dressing of rapeseed, to protect the young plants against flea beetles. Two years ago, this type of pesticide has been restricted by the EU for crops that are attractive to bees.

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