Do nurseries sell plants that are poisonous to honeybees?

I realize that the honeybee is a non-native insect to North America, but if this info is true, and if the situation negatively impacts honeybees, will it also hurt our native bee population?

From a Facebook friend's post:

I did not know neonic pesticides become part of the plant if the seeds grow. I'll be asking my local nursery if the flowers I buy this year were grown with neonicotinoids. Wouldn't that be ironic to buy flowers that were poisonous to honeybees?!?!

http://earthjustice.org/features/infographic-bees-toxic-problem

#todo investigate further the claims.


http://www.ted.com/talks/marla_spivak_why_bees_are_disappearing

Jun 25, 2014

Widespread impacts of neonicotinoids 'impossible to deny'
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27980344

#nature - #environment - #business - #flower - #insect - #food - #blog_jr

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