Environmental

UK Researchers Find Bee-Killing Pesticide Cocktail in Hedgerows and Wildflowers

Washington, DC--(ENEWSPF)--January 11, 2016.  Scientists at Sussex University in the United Kingdom (UK) have found that bumble bees and honey bees are exposed to a harmful chemical cocktail when collecting pollen from wildflowers and hedgerows that border neonicotinoid-treated crops in UK farmland. After testing oilseed rape croplands during blooming season, these chemical cocktails were found to be mixed with fungicides and insecticides, and at concentrations much higher than expected.  

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