Bee’s risk of neonicotinoid exposure might be lower than thought, Washington State study says

August 17, 2016

From: The Oregonian

By Molly Harbarger | The Oregonian/OregonLive

As environmental and agricultural officials debate whether to regulate neonicotinoid pesticides more tightly, a Washington State University study contends that honey bees encounter little risk of poisoning in everyday life.


“While we found that bees did not have chronic exposure to adverse concentrations of neonicotinoids, we are not saying that they are not harmful to bees – they are,” said Timothy Lawrence, assistant professor and director of Washington State University Island County Extension. “People need to be careful with pesticide use to avoid acute exposure.”

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