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    http://www.beeculture.com/catch-buzz...s-wildflowers/
    Worth a read if like me you were inclined to discount the effect on bees of treated seed
    My thinking was that if bee lifespan was shortened it would recover later
    I'm not sure that is true now

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    The original paper came out last year and does include that incredible claim that 97% of the neonics entering a colony comes from the vegetation around arable fields:

    http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/...nalCode=esthag

    There was a response from the industry but I can read neither article without shelling out:

    http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/acs.est.5b05729

    Anyone with access want to comment? I'm finding it somewhat counter-intuitive that 97% comes in from wildflower sources.

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    http://www.sasa.gov.uk/sites/default...pe_2015-16.pdf

    Survey summary released by SASA on Scottish Winter Oilseed Rape Cultivation 2015/16: Impact of the second year of Neonicotinoid Seed Treatment Restrictions

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