Neonicotinoids-Understanding the Issues

Neonicotinoid pesticides have been identified as connected to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) of bees. However, research strongly contradicts this. Research suggests that CCD of managed hives is likely caused by a combination of factors, including the 1987 introduction of the destructive Varroa mite, bee pathogens and the constant stress of transporting hives to new locations by beekeepers.

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