Canola seed treatment impact on honey bee health investigated

WORLDWIDE concern about the perceived threat to honey bee health from seed dressings has prompted the first study of its kind in Australia: testing beehives placed in treated and untreated canola crops to determine the level of agrochemical contamination.

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The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority has approved the use of neonicotinoids in Australia and canola growers are extensively using seed coated by these chemicals.

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