Agriculture. Field research on bees raises concern about low-dose pesticides.

  title={Agriculture. Field research on bees raises concern about low-dose pesticides.},
  author={E. Stokstad},
  volume={335 6076},
  • E. Stokstad
  • Published 2012
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Five years ago, bees made headlines when a mysterious condition called colony collapse disorder decimated honey bee colonies in parts of the United States. Now bees are poised to be in the news again, this time because of evidence that systemic insecticides, a common way to protect crops, indirectly harm these important pollinators. Two field studies reported online this week in Science document problems. In bumble bees, exposure to one such chemical leads to a dramatic loss of queens and could… CONTINUE READING
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