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How “Bee Safe” Products Can Be Just the Opposite

What does it mean for a pesticide to be “bee safe”? Most people can picture a honeybee colony killed by highly toxic pesticides — piles of dead bees killed all at once. We know that the pesticides causing this type of acute death are not safe, and their labels generally reflect their toxicity.

 

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Some Positive Buzz about Honey Bee Numbers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a positive report on honey bee colonies this past spring. The number of commercial U.S. honey bee colonies was 2.89 million as of April 1–3% more colonies than during the same time frame in 2016. The total number of honey bee colonies lost was[…]

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