There's been a lot of interest, recently, in the effect on bees and other pollinators of neonicotinoid insecticides and since this is national insect week I thought it would be a good time to look at the issue of bees and poisonous plants in my series of 'Poisonous Plants 1-2-1' videos.
I have written about neonicotinoids before and, it seems to me that, in the UK at least, not much new has happened since then because there has continued to be a stream of 'research' saying these chemicals do no harm and voices saying they should be banned before it is too late continue to be largely ignored. In the USA, however, President Obama has announced the creation of a multi-agency task force to look at all the issues involved with the health of bees.
I haven't tried to address these complex matters in the video. It's just a look at some of the reasons why eating honey is not likely to get you dead.
Here's the video.
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