U.S. Department of Agriculture
Honey bees frequently are in danger of being killed when crops are treated with pesticides. Honey bees produce honey and beeswax valued at $55 million annually; but even more significant, the annual value of crops that require bee pollination exceeds $1 billion. For this reason, farmers and beekeepers should cooperate in protecting the bees from pesticides. Observance of precautions recommended in this publication can significantly reduce bee losses from pesticide poisoning.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, "Protecting Honey Bees from Pesticides" (1967). An. Paper 13.