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What’s All the Buzz About? Honey Bee Decline Slows, But Demand Remains High

Honey bees and agriculture have a symbiotic relationship. Universities and nonprofits are conducting research to combat honeybee decline worldwide.

 

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Might Dicamba Be Affecting Pollinators?

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Brazil Pesticide Makers to Study Products’ Effects on Bees

Producers of some pesticides in Brazil will, for the first time, be required to study their products’ potential toxic effects on bees. IBAMA, the enforcement arm of the Environment Ministry, announced March 1 that an ordinance (No. 2/2017) has been issued covering existing Brazil-registered pesticides suspected of having toxic effects[…]

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