Thanks for the follow up article, Kraven. I couldn't understand what genetically modified organisms had to do with insecticides as the first article would have you think. So the answer would be that there isn't any proof GMO corn seeds would cause bees and hives to die off. Corn seed is sometimes coated with a fungicide but not usually with any pesticide or herbicide. Corn takes 10-14 days to sprout and the bees would only be interested in it when it tassles, and that depends on the variety but would be approximately be 2 1/2 months after sprouting.