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Pest Resistance. Digital image. Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 25 Feb. 2008. Web. 29 Jan. 2017.

Global honeybee populations have declined over the past two decades. Their decline is correlated with the use of neonicotinoid pesticides. The graph above shows the usage of three types of neonicotinoids in comparison to the production of honey.

Which of the following BEST explains the increase in honey production from 2008-2009?

A

The general use of neonicotinoid pesticide usage decreased.

B

The general use of neonicotinoid pesticide usage increased.

C

Imidacloprid pesticide usage decreased and remained lower than the other neonicotinoid pesticides.

D

Thiamethoxam pesticide usage decreased remained lower than the other neonicotinoid pesticides.

E

Clothianidin pesticide usage decreased remained lower than the other neonicotinoid pesticides.

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