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Use of pesticides blamed for low honey production

Intensive pesticide use on crops has been blamed for killing bees causing huge honey production losses, a study has shown.  The results were released on Friday in Kigali, during a national policy dialogue on beekeeping value chain in Rwanda.  The study carried out this year, was commissioned by the Future in Our Minds Rwanda (FIOM Rwanda), a local non-governmental organisation.  The research carried out in three districts of Kayonza, Gatsibo and Nyagatare in Eastern Province this year showed that there was de-colonisation of bees due to pesticides and agrochemicals in nearby plantations.  Read more...

 

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