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Neonicotinoid Pesticide Reduces Bumble Bee Colony Growth and Queen Production
- Environmental ScienceScience
Given the scale of use of neonicotinoid insecticides, it is suggested that they may be having a considerable negative impact on wild bumble bee populations across the developed world.
A Common Pesticide Decreases Foraging Success and Survival in Honey Bees
Simulated exposure events on free-ranging foragers labeled with a radio-frequency identification tag suggest that homing is impaired by thiamethoxam intoxication, which offers new insights into the consequences of common neonicotinoid pesticides used worldwide.
Combined pesticide exposure severely affects individual- and colony-level traits in bees
- Environmental ScienceNature
It is found that worker foraging performance, particularly pollen collecting efficiency, was significantly reduced with observed knock-on effects for forager recruitment, worker losses and overall worker productivity, and evidence that combinatorial exposure to pesticides increases the propensity of colonies to fail.