August 26, 2008 6:39 AM

Germans suspect Bayer pesticide in beehive collapse

Bayer CropScience is facing scrutiny because of the effect one of its best-selling pesticides has had on honeybees. A German prosecutor is investigating an Aug. 13 complaint filed by German beekeepers and consumer protection advocates charging that Bayer CropScience's clothianidin pesticide is responsible for the phenomenon known as hive collapse that has killed millions of honeybees.

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