Farmers Have been using sprays for tens of years.
They usually tell any beekeepers near their crops, when they will be spraying, so the beekeeper will keep the hives closed for the day.
I believe it is Genetically modified plants which kill the bees.
Did you notice the different smell of the rape crop for example.
The poison is in the plants all the time, not just at spray time.
Look at the rise in GMO against the bee decline.
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Scotland has wanted this stuff banned for years but like most legislation in the UK we’re powerless unless Brussels agree. We’re subservient to Europe for most things these days. From who we can kick out of the country to whether to save our honey bees.
The debate over bees has been going on for years in Scotland but nothing can be done without EU legislation and all the political parties know this but don’t tell us.
From the Glasgow Herald newspaper…
“The Scottish Wildlife Trust was backed by one of the leading researchers to have raised concerns about the pesticides, Professor Dave Goulson from the University of Stirling. “I agree that neonicotinoids should be withdrawn pending further investigations,” he said.”
Europe Set to Vote on Pesticide Ban to Save Honeybees
A proposed ban of pesticides called neonicotinoids is gathering scientific support as some experts are calling for more field studies. The goal is to reverse massive honeybee hive die-offs, which also afflict U.S. farming