New Free ISU Guide to Protecting Bees
Since 2006, honey bees nationwide have suffered significant population declines. According to the USDA, the causes are numerous. However, recent scientific evidence points to the role of pesticides in weakening bee’s immume systems.
Now, Iowa State University has produced a free guide called “Protecting Bees From Pesticides.” Among the suggestions from ISU for protecting bees:
Never apply pesticides, insecticides or fungicides to any blooming plant.
Look for neonicotinoids on insecticide labels and be very careful with applications. This group of insecticides is suspected of being toxic to bees. The ISU guide lists neonicotinoid active ingredients as they appear on pesticide labels.
For more information and to order a free guide see: “Protecting Bees From Pesticides”