Damage confirmed

 early studies of the impacts of neonicotinoid insecticides on insect pollinators indicated consider able harm. However, lingering criticism was that the studies did not represent field-realistic levels of the chemicals or prevailing environmental conditions. Two studies, conducted on different crops and on two continents, now substantiate that neonicotinoid s diminish bee health (see the Perspective by Kerr). Tsvetkov et al. find … More Damage confirmed

China’s honey bee losses are low compared with West

  Since concern about widespread honey bee colony losses began ten years ago, there have been surveys carried out to assess winter losses in North America and many European countries. So far, the picture in China, the largest beekeeping country in the world, has been unclear. Now for the first time, information about winter losses … More China’s honey bee losses are low compared with West