Pesticides to be labeled

August 15, 2013

Federal regulators announced new labeling requirements today for certain pesticides that pose a threat to honey bees.

The class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids will now be prohibited in areas where pollinators are present.

The decision comes three months after a government-backed study pointed to pesticides as one of a handful of causes for colony collapse disorder.

The mysterious disorder results in bees abruptly abandoning a colony and  threatens orchards that rely on pollination every year.