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The Silver Shroud

Farm pesticides killing more bees

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Farm pesticides killing more bees - study

Agricultural pesticides sold to farmers ready-mixed into "cocktails" can kill twice as many bees, according to an analysis of 90 studies.

Each measured the impact of environmental stresses such as pesticides and poor nutrition.

Researchers used that data to quantify how combinations of those stresses affected the pollinating insects.

And they say commercial formulas, which contain multiple chemicals, should now require their own licences.

Farm pesticides killing more bees - study - BBC News

Edited by Ted E Hughes
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Amaryllis

I've noticed there aren't as many honey bees as I remember seeing when I was little. I read about this years ago and it's sad and also scary. 

https://www.planetbee.org/why-we-need-bees

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Myles

I've noticed an uptick in the bee population where I am.   The past 10 or so years.  I contribute it to the start of the beekeeping hobby.  

Just my guess.

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godnodog

Where I live there has been a clear decrease in bugs and birds.

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Michelle

Haven't seen many honey bees or yellow jackets. Lots and lots of fireflies though. I'd love to see the blue ghost fireflies in North Carolina sometime.

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Hammerclaw

Yeah, I remember no one in their right mind would walk in clover barefoot for fear of stepping on one, they were so numerous. Now, you don't see bees, June Bugs or even Japanese Beetles much, anymore.

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