How Your Bee-Friendly Garden May Actually Be Killing Bees

Even as they try to help the bees, people may inadvertently poison them by planting pesticide-laden plants purchased from big-box garden centers, suggests a new report.

More than half of ostensibly bee-friendly plants sampled at 18 Home Depot, Lowe’s and Walmart garden centers in the U.S. and Canada contained high levels of neonicotinoids, which are considered highly toxic to bees, butterflies and other insect pollinators.”

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    And here we have an excellent reason to go to a local garden center, which will probably have healthier plants anyway....
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    Except most seeds are coated in neonicotinoids as well.
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