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'Bee-friendly' plants may not be, advocates say

An advocacy group concerned about bees says too many retailers are selling garden plants treated with harmful insecticides.

Friends of the Earth has released a study that says half of garden plants the group purchased at 18 different locations in the U.S. and Canada this spring contained neonicotinoids, a class of insecticides that can kill bees.

The plants came from Lowe's, Walmart and The Home Depot, including a Home Depot in Minnesota.

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