Buzz kill! Pesticides impair social behaviour of bees by harming their ability to forage making them lazy and less likely to feed and care for larvae | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Buzz kill! Pesticides impair social behaviour of bees by harming their ability to forage making them lazy and less likely to feed and care for larvae

Pesticides can impair the behaviour of bumble bees and affect their ability to eat and rear their young, a new study has shown.

The research, which allowed humans to take a closer look at the bee in its environment, revealed how the pesticide neonicotinoid can harm its behaviour.

The findings add to a long-standing list of concerns about these critical pollinators for that pollinate 70 of the around 100 crop species that feed 90 per cent of the world.

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