Honey bee lives shortened after exposure to two widely used pesticides

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(Oregon State University) The lives of honey bees are shortened – with evidence of physiological stress – when they are exposed to the suggested application rates of two commercially available and widely used pesticides: sulfoxaflor and flupyradifurone. According to the researchers, this is the first study to investigate sub-lethal effects of these active ingredients.

Sivanto pesticide cocktail can harm honey bees

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(University of California – San Diego) Recent research shows that worst-case, field-realistic doses of Sivanto, in combination with a common fungicide, can synergistically harm honey bee behavior and survival. β€œThe idea that this pesticide is a silver bullet in the sense that it will kill all the bad things but preserve the good things is very alluring but deserves caution.”