Common Pesticide may Prevent Bumblebee Queens from Laying Eggs

A common neonicotinoid pesticide may hinder the ability of bumblebee queens to lay eggs, potentially leading to colony collapse.


USDA Report: Bee Populations FINALLY Rising After Years of Decline

A recent report shows that the health of honeybee colonies improved in the first quarter of 2017, but bees still face many threats, including pesticides.


2 Studies Link Neonic Pesticides to Bee Deaths … Sort Of

Two studies conducted in open fields link neonicotinoid pesticides to honeybee colony collapse disorder, poor bee health, and shortened lifespans of bees.


Uh Oh: House Passes Bill Nicknamed “Poison Our Waters Act”

The House passed a Republican-backed bill that would roll back pesticide protections for U.S. rivers and lakes, putting aquatic life at risk.


Pesticides Known to Kill Bees Found in U.S. Drinking Water

A team of chemists and engineers at the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Iowa have found neonicotinoids (bee-killing pesticides) in U.S. tap water.


These 50 U.S. Cities Have the Worst Bed Bug Problems

Pest-control company Orkin has released its annual list of the 50 cities with the worst bed bug infestations. Are you in a bed bug hotspot?


Deceptive Pesticide Ads Land Bayer in Hot Water

Bayer CropScience must pay a fine to the state of Massachusetts and stop making deceptive claims about some of its neonicotinoid pesticides.


Most Top Retailers Sell Food Produced with Bee-Killing Pesticides

U.S. food retailers aren’t doing a good job of keeping up with Americans’ increasing demand for organic food and elimination of pesticides in crops.


Pesticide Manufacturers’ Tests Show Their Products Threaten Bees

Greenpeace has discovered that Bayer and Syngenta hid research proving its neonicotinoid pesticides cause substantial harm to honeybees.


Governor of Minnesota Orders Restrictions on Bee-Killing Pesticides

The Governor of Minnesota, Mark Dayton, has issued an order to limit the use of bee-killing pesticides, known as neonicotinoids.


EPA Says Bayer Pesticide Harms Bees when “Used on Certain Crops”

Imidacloprid, a chemical in the neonicotinoid class of pesticides, was shown to be harmful to honeybees on some crops in an EPA safety assessment.


Pest-Control Giant to Phase out Use of Bee-Killing Chemicals by 2021

Pest-control company Ortho plans to phase out the use of neonicotinoid-pesticides by 2021 in order to protect the world’s pollinators.


This State may Become the 1st to Ban the Sale of Bee-Killing Neonicotinoids

Maryland lawmakers are set to combine 2 bills banning the commercial sale of bee-killing pesticides known as neonicotinoids.


Study: Some Bed Bugs 1000x more Resistant to Common Pesticides

Recent research found that bed bugs across the U.S. had dramatic levels of immunity against regular doses of pesticide chemicals used worldwide.


Major UK Store Will No Longer Sell Monsanto’s Roundup

UK stores Waitrose and toom Baumarkt have stopped selling glyphosate-based Roundup. A petition is available to persuade U.S. stores to follow suit.


Landmark Test Links Toxic Insecticide Dust to Bee Hive Damage

New landmark study has linked insecticide dust to damaged beehives, and new Minnesota law calls for beekeepers to be compensated.


France Approves Plan to Ban Bee-Harming Neonicotinoid Pesticides

France approved a plan last week that would ban the use of neonicotinoid pesticides that have been blamed for harming the bee population.