Diary of an Incompetent Beekeeper
CONFUSING EFFORT WITH RESULTS
19 December 2017
Normal for Suffolk?
Rivers across the country are "chronically polluted" with pesticides believed to pose a threat to bee populations, a report has found.
The River Waveney on the Norfolk/Suffolk border was found to have the highest levels of neonicotinoids in the UK.
The River Wensum in Norwich, and the River Tame in the West Midlands were also named among the most polluted.
A growing number of studies have linked the pesticides to problems for bees.
According to figures from
UK monitoring data
by the European Environment Agency, 88% of sites in Britain were contaminated with neonicotinoids.
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