Data from: Honey bees and neonicotinoid-treated corn seed: contamination, exposure, and effects

Chia-Hua Lin, Douglas Sponsler, Rodney Richardson, Harold Watters, Donna Glinski, W. Matthew Henderson, Jeffrey Minucci, E. Henry Lee, S. Thomas Purucker & Reed Johnson
Most corn (Zea mays) seeds planted in the US in recent years are coated with a seed treatment containing neonicotinoid insecticides. Abrasion of the seed coating generates insecticide-laden planter dust that disperses through the landscape during corn planting and has resulted in many ‘bee-kill’ incidents in North America and Europe. We investigated the linkage between corn planting and honey bee colony success in a region dominated by corn agriculture. Over three years we consistently observed...
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