Common crop pesticides kill honeybee larvae in the hive

Four pesticides commonly used on crops to kill insects and fungi also kill honeybee larvae within their hives, according to Penn State and University of Florida researchers. The team also found that N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) — an inert, or inactive, chemical commonly used as a pesticide additive — is highly toxic to honeybee larvae. “We found […]

Mito What?

I’ve just spent a few minutes trying to work out how I’m going to crack the code on the punch key that keeps the childcare centre secure and then I’m inside thanks to a mum who enters the numbers for me.  At the end of a long corridor I’m greeted by a beaming smile from […]

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