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Neonicotinoid Pesticides and Bees

Timothy Lawrence , Walter Sheppard ,
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Neonicotinoids are a class of pesticide that has become popular recently because of their relative safety and effectiveness. However, "neonics" as they are nicknamed, may have a possible role in the rise of Colony Collapse Disorder, a phenomenon in which whole colonies of honey bees suddenly die or disappear. This paper discusses the possible relationship between the pesticide and the disorder and what precautions can be taken to minimize the risk to honey bees, native bees, and other pollinators.

Department(s): Agriculture
Pages / Length: 7
Publication Date: 2013-11-06

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