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Common Insecticides Killing Off Honeybees, Study Finds

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May 10, 2014
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Researchers at Harvard University found two common insecticides are causing some honeybees to abandon their hives during the winter and die out. Video provided by Newsy


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Deutsche Welle (May 16, 2013) — Bees supply us with honey and pollinate flowers. But more and more of them are dying off. Diseases, mold, and mildew -- but also insecticides -- are being blamed for their demise. Now the politicians want to ban a few pesticides entirely, to the anger of the chemicals industry and some farmers.
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Ontario Suggests Insecticide Is to Blame for the Mass Death of Honeybees Last Year

Ontario Suggests Insecticide Is to Blame for the Mass Death of Honeybees Last Year

CBC (Apr. 30, 2013) — In an effort to reduce health risks to honeybees, Ontario's agriculture ministry is asking grain farmers to take extra care when planting crops this spring.
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Diseases Plaguing Honeybees Can Spread To Wild Bees

Diseases Plaguing Honeybees Can Spread To Wild Bees

Newsy (Feb. 20, 2014) — Two diseases that plague honeybees can spread to wild bumblebees, posing threats to the world's decreasing bee population. Video provided by Newsy
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