Common Pesticide Dramatically Harms Wild Bees, Study Finds

Wild Bee

A major field study finds that exposure to neonicotinoid insecticides reduced the density of wild bees, resulted in less reproduction and negatively impacted the growth of their colonies. "I was quite, 'Oh my God,'" at the first results of the research said lead author Maj Rundlof of Sweden’s Lund University. The reduction in bee health was "much more dramatic than I ever expected," she said. The European Union has a moratorium on the use of neonicotinoids and some environmentalists want to see the same in the United States. The study was published in the journal Nature. — Read it from the AP via Yahoo

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