Bees and Bee Care

We're glad you care about bees. We do too.

What are neonicotinoids?

Neonicotinoids are a class of EPA approved insecticides that are similar in structure to nicotine and a significant improvement over earlier insecticides used in the past because they are more targeted and less harmful to humans and non-targeted insects including bees or earthworms. This class of insect control is used to protect crops from Whitefly, Japanese beetles, Emerald Ash Borer, Aphids and other insects.

A brief timeline:

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