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  • Are Neonics Killing Bees?: The largest ever field study brings conflicting views and controversy
    August 14, 2017 Scott Derrick

    Are Neonics Killing Bees?: The largest ever field study brings conflicting views and controversy

    In late June, the results of the largest ever field study into the effects of neonics on bees were published in the premier peer-reviewed journal Science. Framed as a watershed moment by many, the paper is likely to pressure the European Commission towards a total ban on the widely used insecticides, with a partial moratorium already in place.

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  • A Guide to Pollinator-friendly Plants
    August 14, 2017 Scott Derrick

    A Guide to Pollinator-friendly Plants

    Once upon a time, not so very long ago, native plants and grasses bedecked the American landscape in huge, rolling swathes. Pollinators of many a feather, stripe and fur would spend their days visiting each flower as it bloomed, partners in a whirling dance of ongoing life.

    Humans however – especially colonial humans – have a way of interrupting that dance. The woodlands and fields don’t blush with color as they once did, and pollinator species are having a harder time than ever finding enough food to support them through the seasons.

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