Daniel E. Grayson, DVM
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Neonicotinoids and HoneyBee Colony Collapse Disorder

     One of the most critical environmental issues confronting us today is the rapid decline in pollinating bee populations. Recent research has implicated neonicotinoids, such as imidacloprid, dinotefuran, and nitenpyram, as a major contributor to the problem. These compounds have been recently banned throughout the European Community.

     Veterinary products containing neonicotinoids include all 'Advantage', 'Vectra, and 'Capstar' varieties. While it is debatable whether treating your pets with these parasiticides secondarily exposes honeybees, at the very least, it provides the chemical companies more incentive to continue manufacturing them.

http://www.bulletinofinsectology.org/pdfarticles/vol67-2014-125-130lu.pdf

http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/04/22/bees-get-buzz-neonics?cmpid=tp-ptnr-upworthy


NOTE: the research leading to the above statements has come under question, so here is a link presenting the other viewpoint:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jon-entine/post_8761_b_6323626.html

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