Bee on oilseed rape© WestEnd61 /REX/Shutterstock
A study has linked the long-term decline in wild bee species across the English countryside to oilseed rape crops grown from neonicotinoid-treated seed. The research findings were published in Nature Communications on Tuesday (16 August). Scientists led by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology examined data provided by Fera Science and the Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Scheme. See also: Study links neonicotinoids to decline in bee fertility They looked at changes in the occurrence of 62 wild bee species […]
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