US study links bee deaths to fungicides
Wednesday July 31 2013
A new study from US-based scientists has found that a frequently used fungicide is more likely to be responsible for honey bee deaths than neonicotinoid insecticides.
Researchers from the University of Maryland and the USDA's Agricultural Research Service analysed the pollen of honey bees used as commercial pollinators for apple, watermelon, pumpkin, cucumber, blueberry and cranberry crops and found that the fungicide 'chlorothalonil' was the most commonly found chemical substance.
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