Insecticides pit trees against bees

| Jun 16, 2013

Insecticides pit trees against bees

by Winifred Bird

“That’s where they’re going to spray.” Organic farmer Naoki Tachikawa, 43, is standing on the edge of one of his tiny rice fields in the Shiga district of Matsumoto, central Nagano Prefecture, pointing at two low hills that embrace the upper reaches of the ...

Pesticides linked to bee colony collapse

Mar 29, 2013

Pesticides linked to bee colony collapse

Pesticides used by farmers to protect crops or beehives can scramble the brain circuits of honeybees, affecting memory and navigation skills needed to find food, scientists said Wednesday. This in turn threatened entire colonies of bees whose pollinating functions are vital for human food ...