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Pesticides Turn Bumblebees Into Poor Pollinators


Written in Environmental News: November 23rd, 2015, 2:05pm by admin  | View all categories.
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Pesticides Turn Bumblebees Into Poor Pollinators

Bees collecting pollen

Neonicotinoid pesticides have been blamed for declines in bee populations worldwide. The chemicals don’t kill bees, instead neonicotinoids impair the insects’ abilities to learn, navigate, forage for nectar, and reproduce, according to studies published over the past several years.

Now, researchers report that bees exposed to the pesticides also become less effective pollinators for crops (Nature 2015, DOI: 10.1038/nature16167).

You can read the full article over at "Chemical and Engineering News"

 

 




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