If Politics Win, Science and Bees Lose

March 23, 2016

Editor’s Note: The science is clear, varroa destructor transmitting Deformed Wing Virus, not neonics, is the culprit behind bee health decline.

From:  Total Landscape Care

Jill Odom


In a study conducted in 2014, nearly 60 percent of the 750 turf and ornamental professionals polled listed a neonicotinoid as one of their most used insecticides. A little more than half felt that losing access to neonicotinoids would result in reduced income for their businesses.

Federal pollinator bills that ban neonicotinoids have died in Congress, but if states like Illinois are successful in passing legislation, it could cause a ripple effect.

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