Dee, I just read about a toxin
that's harmful for bees,
Specifically what I read said:
A new class of pesticides that are nicotine-based: neonicotinoids ; also called: imidacloprid, acetamiprid, clothianidin, nitenpyram, thiacloprid, and thiamethoxam can create lethal and sub-lethal effects on bees.
The EPA identifies two specific neonicotinoids, imidacloprid and clothianidin, as highly toxic to bees. Both chemicals cause symptoms in bees such as memory loss, navigation disruption, paralysis and death.
So I wanted to know of you had heard of this, if the information is accurate, and share this article from the venerable ol' Mother Earth News.
Apparently there's a petition going around on change.org
to get the pesticide banned. Thought you would like to know. Apparently they need 50,000 signatures to have the needed impact.