11 May Bees & Pesticides: State of the Science
This week PAN released Honey Bees and Pesticides: State of the Science, a 22-page report on the factors behind colony collapse disorder (CCD) with a sustained focus on the particular role of pesticides.
By collecting and presenting the findings of dozens of peer-reviewed scientific studies — including a series of damning studies published in the last year — we hope to provide concerned citizens and decisionmakers alike with a point of reference in the heated public debate over what is causing our pollinators to die off at unprecedented rates. All of the studies presented are annotated and most are linked so readers can explore the state of the science for themselves.
The science linking CCD and pesticides is complex, but it is not unclear.