Neonicotinoids found in honey around the world

October 10, 2017

Research Spotlight: Neonicotinoids found in honey around the world

Researchers analyzed honey collected from almost 200 sites on all continents except Antarctica and found that 75% of samples contained some level of neonicotinoids.  Exposure of bees to this pesticide has been suggested by some studies to have negative effects on brain functioning and survival, among other possible impacts.

Whether or not these pesticides are detrimental to the health of bees has been a long-running debate and important questions remain to be answered.

Scientists weighing in on the issue include Nigel Raine, a pollinator-health researcher and professor at the University of Guelph.

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