EPA to review insecticide thought to kill bees

The Environmental Protection Authority says it will review the use of neonicotinoids pesticides containing chemicals thought to harm bees.
The European Union has just voted on a near-total ban of neonicotinoids – a chemical found in most insecticides.
Some overseas studies suggest the chemicals can kill bees after they land on or take nectar from a sprayed flower.
EPA says this chemical is already regulated heavily in New Zealand but they would look at the EU’s findings which may deem change to New Zealand rules.
Neonicotinoids are insecticides used world-wide, found in soil and seed treatments, and domestic and commercial lawn care products.
Bunnings Warehouse confirmed they will not be selling any products containing neonicotinoids by the end of the year.
 
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