American Bee Journal Reports Pesticides Found in Most Pollen Collected from Foraging Bees in Massachusetts


According to a new study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, more than 70% of pollen and honey samples collected from foraging bees in Massachusetts contain at least one neonicotinoid, a class of pesticide that has been implicated in Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), in which adult bees abandon their hives during winter. The study was published online July 23, 2015 in the Journal of Environmental Chemistry. Read more at American Bee Journal Extra.

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