Over the past decade, beekeepers, farmers and scientists have been tracking the collapse of honeybee colonies. Some scientists and insecticide companies suggest the bees are being overrun by an infestation of mites, while other observers say seeds coated with neonicotinoid insecticide -- or "neonics" -- are to blame.
Newsy (May 10, 2014) Researchers at Harvard University found two common insecticides are causing some honeybees to abandon their hives during the winter and die out.
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