Neonicotinoids

Asked March 25, 2019, 12:12 PM EDT

Is it true that neonictinoids are harmeful to bees and bee colonies?

I saw a tag on a plant at the Home Depot that says you nicked annoyed are approved by the EPA, yet I have read that they are harmful to the existence of bees.

Wayne County Michigan bee health bees and pesticides neonicotinoids

1 Response

Here is a link to an excellent article:

https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/bee-kind-making-greenhouse-and-nursery-plants-more-pollinator-friendly

Many of our agriculture and bee experts are attending a two-day conference and are unavailable but if you have additional questions, please feel free to contact:

  • Sarah Rautio
  • Consumer Horticulture Educator
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  • thank you!