Studies take sting out of bees and pesticides controversy

Are certain pesticides, known as neonics, killing off bees? Well that’s the assertion of some anti-pesticide activist groups who link them to what is known as Colony Collapse Disorder — a serious problem affecting bee populations throughout North America. But according to CFACT’s Paul Driessen, a study conducted by a leading Canadian University in Ontario found no linkage whatsoever between the use of neonics to control pests and their impact on bees. This was also the finding of the British Depart of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. So what is killing our bees? Well, that remains a buzz in the honey industry, but one thing that’s increasingly clear, it’s not the use of neonics pesticides.

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About the Author: Craig Rucker

Craig Rucker is the executive director and co-founder of CFACT.