Fact: The phenomenon in which bees are disappearing abruptly from an otherwise healthy colony is called the Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). The USDA confirms that there are many causes for this, including pathogens or diseases, poor nutrition and pesticides. We at Monsanto take the ecological safety of our products very seriously.
When used properly and according to label directions, pesticides can be applied without negative effects on bee health. We have comprehensive stewardship programs to inform our farmers, applicators and cooperators about the safe use of our products and best management practices. We’re also involved in trying to find solutions to this phenomenon.