pesticides and bees

France becomes first country in Europe to ban all five pesticides killing bees

31 AUGUST 2018 • 4:15PM

By enforcing the blanket ban, France is going further than the European Union, which voted to outlaw the use of three neonicotinoids – clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam – in crop fields starting on December 19.

the bees can develop a dangerous addiction to the insecticides, much like smokers for nicotine.



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