It has been brought to our attention from one our members that there is an insecticide currently available that is a danger to honey bees and possibly many birds.
"If you read the labels on all insecticide products that contains neonicotinoid, it gives a big list of insects that it kills, BUT, it does not list BEES, or any beneficial insects, or HUMMING BIRDS!
It has been discovered that some bee friendly plants purchased at home improvement stores had been pretreated with neonicotinoids, a pesticide which has been found to be deadly to bees. The synthetic pesticides are absorbed into the tissues of the plants and it is thought that it might be contributing to Colony Collapse Disorder in bees. So in an attempt to help the bees by planting flowers they love in our yards, we may be hurting them. The article encourages people to start their own plants or buy from organic growers.
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