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Sunday, 1 April 2012

Field Research on Bees Raises Concern About Low-Dose Pesticides

Two field studies reported online this week in Science document problems (http://scim.ag/MHenry, http://scim.ag/Whitehorn). In bumble bees, exposure to one such chemical leads to a dramatic loss of queens and could help explain the insects’ decline. In honey bees, another insecticide 
interferes with the foragers’ ability to find their way back to the hive. 

Read full report and download pdf here

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