Bee Friendly?

The term ‘bee friendly’ is used to describe plants that bees like to visit. If these plants have been treated with insecticides they are still just as attractive to bees while posing a real threat to their health. It seems the label ‘bee friendly’ applied to plants for sale in garden centres does not guarantee that they are ‘insecticide free’. Woops.

Gardeners Beware 2014 Bee-Toxic Pesticides Found in “Bee-Friendly” Plants
sold at Garden Centers Across the U.S. and Canada

If you know of any seeds that are guaranteed free of neonicotinoids, the Natural Beekeeping Trust is compiling a list.

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