The EPA has become the protector of corporations, rather than the environment. The bees &; beekeepers aren't the only losers.
Only, as the latest memo points out, the study, when it was done (long after 2004), was inadequate in demonstrating that clothianidin does not pose a threat to honeybees. Unfortunately, with the EPA's failure to ensure clothianidin's safety before allowing its use on corn and canola, it fell to beekeepers to discover why their bees were dying, and how the EPA allowed clothianidin on the market.*****The hope is that only pests who try to feed on the plant will be killed, and beneficial insects will not be affected. Sadly, it appears that the bees never got that memo.market.
Tip of the hat, nod of the head, shake of the hand, but no tip in the Tip Jar to RLK for the link to the article mentioned above.