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Field tests show how pesticides can wreak havoc on honeybees

Academics : LA Times: Science

Humans are big fans of bees. But bees probably aren't big fans of humans - at least, not of our agricultural practices.

Field tests show how pesticides can wreak havoc on honeybees

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Greenspace

In two of the first large-scale, field-realistic studies to date, researchers have affirmed that prolonged exposure to neonicotinoids negatively affects bees.

Exposure to neonics results in early death for honeybee workers and queens, York U study

Academics / Chemistry : EurekAlert: Chemistry

(York University) Worker and queen honeybees exposed to field realistic levels of neonicotinoids die sooner, reducing the health of the entire colony, a new study led by York University biologists has found. The researchers were als...

Field studies fuel dispute over whether banned pesticides harm bees

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Reuters Environment Blog

LONDON (Reuters) - Two major studies into how bees are affected by a group of pesticides banned in Europe gave mixed results on Thursday, fuelling a row over whether the chemicals, called neonicotinoids, are safe.

First pan-European field study shows neonicotinoid pesticides harm honeybees and wild bees

Academics / Biology : Physorg: Biology

Researchers from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) publish results of a large-scale, field-realistic experiment to assess neonicotinoid impacts on honeybees and wild bees across Europe, in the peer-review journal Science on 2...


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