Landmark study confirms neonicotinoid pesticides harm bees

Neil Verlander

10 July 2017

Pressure mounts for a complete ban on neonicotinoid pesticides as landmark study confirms these chemicals are harming bees.

A long-awaited pan-European trial has found that neonicotinoid pesticides harm honey bees and wild bees.

The study from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), is hugely important because it’s the biggest study of these pesticides in the real world – covering a crop area equivalent to 3,000 football pitches.  

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First published on 29 June 2017

honey bee about to land on plant