Bee saviors stung by criticism over proposed pesticide ban
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Farmers, lawn service scientists and educators supplied stinging criticism Tuesday of legislation that activists are pursuing to ban the use of pesticides that can be toxic to bees.
A working group of the House Environment and Agriculture Committee hosted the first work session on HB 646 since the panel voted in February to hold the measure for more study.
The bill would impose a ban on most uses of pesticides that are toxic to bees in response to a massive decline in the bee population here and in many other states.