Gardening by Osmosis


Last updated 2/23/2023 at 9:11am

What are Neonics? Neonicotinoid pesticides are contributing to the loss of beneficial insects, especially bees and their ability to pollinate many of our favorite food crops. Honey bees, that have come in contact with plants treated with neonics, are susceptible to disease and mites because their immune systems are weakened. The pollen collectors, the female worker bees, may become disoriented and fail to return to the hive. The entire colony may then starve. If in fact, the workers do return with contaminated pollen, the entire hive may be contaminated and the demise of the colony is emin...

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