Pesticides linked to bee deaths found in most honey samples

Foraging honey bee

An interesting article published in the Science journal in October reveals that three-quarters of the honey sampled in this study from around the world showed traces of neonicotinoid chemicals.  In one-third of the honey, the amount of neonicotinoids found was enough to be harmful to bees.

This new study looks at the prevalence of neonicotinoids in 198 honey samples gathered on every continent (except Antarctica) and found concentrations were highest in North America, Asia and Europe.

To find out more about this study, there's a well-written article on the BBC News website.