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NEONICOTINOIDS & GARDEN CENTRE PLANTS

Bees, butterflies, moths, wasps, beetles, flies, hummingbirds, bats and more all pollinate plants. Without them, we would lose much of our food supply, wildlife’s food supply and habitats, and plants that protect against erosion. And even though flies are the most prolific pollinators, it’s bees that often come first to mind. They also happen to be the ones most in need of intervention to reverse their declining numbers. There is much debate and finger pointing regarding the causes of bee decline but most independent experts would agree there are three main reasons: varroa mites, loss of habitat, and neonicotinoids. These experts would also likely agree that just one of those reasons is enough for alarm and that all three happening simultaneously is simply too much for them. And why all three factors need to be addressed to give bees and other pollinators a

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