Friday, March 29, 2013

Insects in the news

Insects made the front page of the Huffington Post today with a catchy title. Research is ongoing regarding the cause of colony collapse disorder (CCD), and there is strong evidence that neonicotinoids have a detrimental effect on honey bees. These chemicals are used extensively on crops as pesticides. Now that the EPA is being sued by an environmental group in addition to beekeepers, entomologists are likely to be questioned during on the stand during the trial. We'll be on the lookout for more info!

Source: Huff Post Article
Article describing the effect of Neonicotinoids on honey bees: TheGuardian