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Beekeeping: Uses of chemicals and why we should stop using them

This short article, by David Heaf was published in July this year.

Beekeeping: Uses of chemicals and why we should stop using them

It uses language which may be unfamiliar to some readers, for example…

Microbiome: this is the community of microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses) that inhabit a particular environment. So the bees’ microbiome is within the hive and their gut microbiome is within their gut.

Pyrethroids: insecticides are a chemical class of active ingredients found in many of the modern insecticides