• Bee Afraid

    11th February 2011GeneralStephanie Donaldson

    snowdrop bee

    Evidence is mounting that the cause of the decline in bees in associated with the use of neonicitinoids, a systemic pesticide  that echoes the action of nicotine.  It is thought that by absorbing small amounts of the chemical through the pollen that they collect, their highly sensitive nervous systems are gradually being compromised until a tipping point is reached and the hive can no longer function.