Beekeepers compensated in landmark decision after drifting neonicotinoids destroy hives

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Beekeepers compensated in landmark decision after drifting neonicotinoids destroy hives

Two beekeepers were recently compensated by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, after it was proven that a widely used class of insecticides destroyed their hives last spring. Neonicotinoids, which chemically resemble nicotine, were found to have drifted onto the hives from a nearby corn field, and as a result, severely damaged the colony and killed some of the beesĀ  Learn more…

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