UK Shares Insight on the Effect of Insecticides on Bee Populations

A researcher from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, has found that the insecticide, neonicotinoid, has a negative impact on pollinator populations when applied to flowering lawns. With honeybee populations in crises, the increased mortality rate of bumblebees is one to be cautious of, he notes, as they are also key pollinators. In this article, Jonathan Larson offers solutions to using insecticides without harming bees.

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