A Common Pesticide Decreases Foraging Success and Survival in Honey Bees

@article{Henry2012ACP,
  title={A Common Pesticide Decreases Foraging Success and Survival in Honey Bees},
  author={Micka{\"e}l Henry and Maxime B{\'e}guin and Fabrice Requier and Orianne Rollin and Jean-François Odoux and Pierrick Aupinel and Jean Aptel and Sylvie Tchamitchian and Axel Decourtye},
  journal={Science},
  year={2012},
  volume={336},
  pages={348 - 350}
}
Bad News for Bees Neonicotinoid insecticides were introduced in the early 1990s and have become one of the most widely used crop pesticides in the world. These compounds act on the insect central nervous system, and they have been shown to be persistent in the environment and in plant tissues. Recently, there have been controversial connections made between neonicotinoids and pollinator deaths, but the mechanisms underlying these potential deaths have remained unknown. Whitehorn et al. (p. 351… 

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