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EFSA identifies risks to bees from neonicotinoidsPress Release
16 January 2013
EFSA scientists have identified a number of risks posed to bees by three neonicotinoid insecticides. The Authority was asked by the European Commission to assess the risks associated with the use of clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam as seed treatment or as granules, with particular regard to: their acute and chronic effects on bee colony survival and development; their effects on bee larvae and bee behaviour; and the risks posed by sub-lethal doses of the three substances...
Link: Syngenta, Bayer pesticides pose honeybee threat: EFSA