The news has been buzzing with stories about possible impacts of neonicotinoids on bees. A new study recently published in Science explores the topic and brings come clarity to the complexity of the issue. Turns out healthy bees fare best, so plant pollinator gardens and feed the bees! Here is a link to a NPR piece “Pesticides Are Harming Bees — But Not Everywhere, Major New Study Shows” discussing the research paper and a link to the paper itself.
For tips on planting for pollinators check out our recent post titled “Bees on the Brain”.