Pesticides not sole culprit in honey bee colony declines

18 marzo 2015

The world’s most common insecticide does not significantly harm honey bee colonies at real-world dosage levels, a new multiyear, field-based study shows. «Imidacloprid is the most widely used insecticide in the world. It’s not restricted because it is very safe–an order of magnitude safer than organophosphates,» an author said, drawing a comparison with a class of chemicals known to be highly toxic to nearly all living things.