Pollinator Research Chair Discusses Neonicotinoids, Bees Study

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Nigel Raine

Prof. Nigel Raine, School of Environmental Sciences, was interviewed June 29 about a recent study by other researchers that found neonicotinoids can harm bees. The study found this class of pesticides can lead to lower winter survival and production of fewer queens. He spoke with the Toronto Star, BBC, Science Magazine, National Public Radio, The Independent and Nature. Raine, who studies pollinators and pesticides, said neonicotinoid chemicals can persist in the environment for years.