The formulation makes the honey bee poison.

@article{Mullin2015TheFM,
  title={The formulation makes the honey bee poison.},
  author={Christopher A. Mullin and Jing Chen and Julia D Fine and Maryann T. Frazier and James L. Frazier},
  journal={Pesticide biochemistry and physiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={120},
  pages={27-35}
}
Dr. Fumio Matsumura's legacy embraced a passion for exploring environmental impacts of agrochemicals on non-target species such as bees. Why most formulations are more toxic to bees than respective active ingredients and how pesticides interact to cause pollinator decline cannot be answered without understanding the prevailing environmental chemical background to which bees are exposed. Modern pesticide formulations and seed treatments, particularly when multiple active ingredients are blended… CONTINUE READING

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