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New pesticide labels aim to keep bees safe

Friday, August 16, 2013

New pesticide labels have been released to protect honeybees in California.

Federal regulators say the labels will keep bees safe from pesticide exposure. The labels will have a bee advisory box and icon detailing routes of exposure and spray drift precautions.

Some bee keepers have lost up to 50-percent of their colonies this year alone. Bees are very important to growers in California because they are key to pollinating many crops.

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