Re: High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) feed
The study that you link, at least with my cursory reading of it, is showing that when HFCS is "fortified" with Imadacloprid that the bees are affected. There is no dispute that Imadacloprid kills bees at high levels and affects them at lower levels the dispute is when bees seem to not be affected but actually are affected in some kind of delayed manner and that is where this research is informative. The study might mean more to me if they also fortified other mediums such as honey or sucrose along side the HFCS for a true comparison. You state that "small amounts of neonics are often found in HFCS". Can you support this statement? In addition what data suggests that CCD is higher in Commercial hives than in hobbyists?
Originally Posted by activematrix
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