Study finds four common pesticides toxic to honeybee young

01/27/2014 01:13:00 PM
Vicky Boyd

The researchers also looked at the effects of NMP on larvae by adding seven different concentrations of the chemical to a royal jelly diet.

NMP, an inert ingredient, enhances the spread and penetration of the pesticide active ingredient.

As the concentration of NMP increased, so did larvae mortality.


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Russ    
texas  |  January, 30, 2014 at 01:37 PM

On peaches we have used Bravo (petal fall) and Lorsban (dormant spray) for years without honey bee death, spraying after dusk always. We use less now than twenty years ago, by half or less.We don't use either on vegetables. About 10 years ago we had a rapid population decline that seemed to coincide more with high power cell towers placed a mile away than insecticides. The bees have made a slow comeback, the more aggressive varieties doing better.

Steven    
January, 30, 2014 at 02:11 PM

So they actually found that insecticides can Kill insects, good

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