Increasing forage vital for honey bee health

April 15, 2015

From: Southeast Farm Press

by in Farm Press Blog

More than 100 research studies show that there is no danger to honeybees when neonicotinoids are used as directed. Overwhelming evidence indicates that the chief cause of honey bee deaths is the vicious varroa mite.

Protecting honey bees is a lot like ensuring clean air and clean water. Everybody supports the cause, but the disagreement arises when it comes time to decide how to solve the problem.

Many environmental activists in the United States blame the use of neonicotinoids as a chief culprit for honey bee loss and are calling for their ban despite overwhelming evidence that neonicotinoids cause no harm to honey bee colonies.

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