“Pesticide” is the general term used for chemicals that target and kill pests like insects (insecticide), mites (miticide), weeds (herbicide), bacteria (bactericide) and fungi (fungicide). However, many of these are also toxic to bees. Each year, a lot of honeybee colonies are damaged or destroyed by these chemicals. This is a devastating impact on beekeepers, who might even have to relocate damaged hives. Some can also go out of business. Growers of insect-pollinated crops may experience lower yields, which in turn raises food prices.