Massive die-offs of bees in recent years convinced many people that it was time to pull back on the use of the class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids.
And while there is evidence that they are being used less, studies show neonics are still showing up where bees live... at levels above what is safe for them.
Safe for people, perhaps, but bad for bees.
Bee expert Dr. Dewey Caron gives us the basic science, Dr. Susan Kegley at the Pesticide Research Institute talks about the poisons; John Jacob, president of the Southern Oregon Beekeepers Association, gives a local view.
Hear the latest on a long effort to make bees safer.