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Overhead view of 20+ termites in a group on a piece of rotting wood. The termites are all milky yellowish white in color, with honey brown splotches in their abdomens.
Side-by-side image of a honey bee (left) and bumble bee (right). The honey bee is perched on a white flower in front of a blurry green background. The bumble bee is perched on a yellow flower against a similar background.

Do Common Methods for Protecting Bees From Pesticides Actually Work?

Responsible use of pesticides includes striving to avoid negative effects on the environment, often with an emphasis on protecting bees and other pollinators. A new study, however, finds that many common methods for minimizing pesticides' impact on bees—even some recommendations on product labels—are backed by minimal scientific evidence.