New study links pesticide treated corn seed to honeybee mortality.

Multiple Routes of Pesticide Exposure for Honey Bees Living Near Agricultural Fields

Quoting from the new Purdue study, by the way,

“Clothianidin was found on all the dead and dying bees we sampled while the apparently healthy bees did not contain detectable levels ..”

“Our results also demonstrate that clothianidin is present in thes surface soil of ag fields long after treated seed has been planted…”

“Multiple Route Routes of Pesticide Exposure for Honey Bees Living Near Ag Fields.”

“Of potentially greater concern are the very high levels of neonicotinoids (and fungicides) found in the talc exposed to treated seed…”

For more read the whole report.