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avatar Honeybee Deaths Linked to Seed Insecticide Exposure
January 17, 2012 06:04PM
ScienceDaily (Jan. 12, 2012) — Honeybee populations have been in serious decline for years, and Purdue University scientists may have identified one of the factors that cause bee deaths around agricultural fields. Analyses of bees found dead in and around hives from several apiaries over two years in Indiana showed the presence of neonicotinoid insecticides, which are commonly used to coat corn and soybean seeds before planting. The research showed that those insecticides were present at high concentrations in waste talc that is exhausted from farm machinery during planting.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120112112722.htm
avatar Re: Honeybee Deaths Linked to Seed Insecticide Exposure
January 17, 2012 09:41PM
Beetween the bee deaths and that bat deaths, there is going to bee nothing left but rats and cockroaches!!



The body betrays and the weather conspires, hopefully, not on the same day.
avatar Re: Honeybee Deaths Linked to Seed Insecticide Exposure
January 17, 2012 09:51PM
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Beetween the bee deaths and that bat deaths, there is going to bee nothing left but rats and cockroaches!!

They're not very good pollinators. I guess we'll have to rely upon the couple of dozen species of native bees.
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