What Happened To The Bees?

4/11/14 – 10:47 A.M.

Bees across the world have been dying off in great numbers for years. That’s a big problem when it comes to pollination. Hancock County Extension Educator Ed Lentz talked about the issue on Ag Talk today. He says one theory is that insecticides from corn are causing the issue…

Audio: Ed Lentz

Lentz stressed the insecticide theory is only a theory and not a hard fact. A study by the Ohio State University found insecticides had little effect on beehives next to fields in Ohio…

Audio: Ed Lentz

Still, Lentz says farmers should be careful about creating too much dust when cleaning out planters. The dust can contain traces of insecticides used to treat seeds.

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