Bees and pesticides 'missing link' found

Bees and pesticides ‘missing link’ found

By Helen Briggs BBC News

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Image copyright PA Image – Some scientific studies show that pesticides harm bees

Scientists say they have found the “missing link” in the debate over the risk of pesticides to bees.

French researchers say neonicotinoid pesticides harm individual honeybees, but whole colonies are able to recover in the wild.

This accounts for discrepancies between lab and field studies, they report in Royal Society journal Proceedings B.  Read more.