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The complexity of the issues facing bee health is, unfortunately, too frequently being overlooked in favour of an unjustifiable focus on pesticides.
International researchers widely agree that bee health is impacted by a combination of factors, the primary one being the Varroa mite.
Banning neonicotinoids is not the answer. There is overwhelming scientific evidence demonstrating that neonicotinoid residues are not a significant factor in overall bee health decline. That is why, rather than focusing only on one factor, we should be taking a holistic approach to solving this important problem.
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