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France bans Syngenta pesticide linked to bee colony collapse

By Jeremy Hance / Mongabay Following research linking neonicotinoid pesticides to the decline in bee populations, France has announced it plans to ban Cruiser OSR, an insecticide produced by Sygenta. Recent studies, including one in France, have shown that neonicotinoid pesticides likely hurt bees’ ability to navigate, potentially devastating hives. France has said it will … Continue reading France bans Syngenta pesticide linked to bee colony collapse

Studies link common pesticides to 50% decline in honeybee populations

By Damian Carrington / The Guardian Common crop pesticides have been shown for the first time to seriously harm bees by damaging their renowned ability to navigate home. The new research strongly links the pesticides to the serious decline in honey bee numbers in the US and UK – a drop of around 50% in … Continue reading Studies link common pesticides to 50% decline in honeybee populations