Several environmental groups are suing the state, in an effort to protect honeybees.

They're looking to ban a certain type of pesticide called neonicotinoids, which have become more prevalent -- in agriculture and in consumer products -- over the last couple of decades.

"There's this link between the widescale use of these neonic pesticides and this precipitous decline in bee populations," Paul Towers with the Pesticide Action Network said. 

The state is already studying any inherent danger, but Towers says that's not being done quickly enough -- that they've been at it five years now.

The groups are concerned these pesticides affect all parts of a plant, right down to the nectar that the bees bring to their young.