Non-cultivated plants present a season-long route of pesticide exposure for honey bees

  title={Non-cultivated plants present a season-long route of pesticide exposure for honey bees},
  author={Elizabeth Y. Long and Christian H Krupke},
  booktitle={Nature communications},
Recent efforts to evaluate the contribution of neonicotinoid insecticides to worldwide pollinator declines have focused on honey bees and the chronic levels of exposure experienced when foraging on crops grown from neonicotinoid-treated seeds. However, few studies address non-crop plants as a potential route of pollinator exposure to neonicotinoid and other insecticides. Here we show that pollen collected by honey bee foragers in maize- and soybean-dominated landscapes is contaminated… CONTINUE READING
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