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Did you know the most commonly used class of pesticides, Neonics, are frequently applied to plants before purchase? ASK your nursery if plants are pretreated before buying any plants! Only buy plants free from pesticides! A new study found 86% of all honey samples in USA contained traces of the bee toxic pesticide. #honey#bees#savethebees#eatorganic#saynotopesticides#noneonics
great nurseries locally selling all pesticide free plants are: Cornell Farm Birds & Bees Nursery Garden Fever Naomi's Organic Farm Supply
Here we present a global survey of neonicotinoid contamination in honey samples from all continents (except Antarctica), as well as numerous isolated islands. We measured the concentrations of five commonly used neonicotinoids—acetamiprid, clothianidin, imidacloprid, thiacloprid, and thiamethoxam—in 198 samples (tables S1 to S3) collected through a citizen science project (described in details in the supplementary materials). Overall, 75% of all honey samples contained quantifiable amounts of at least one neonicotinoid. This proportion varied considerably among regions, being highest in North American (86%), Asian (80%), and European (79%) samples and lowest in South American samples (57%) Portland Nursery