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Pesticides linked to honeybee decline: The first study conducted in a natural environment has shown that systemi...

Pesticides linked to honeybee decline: The first study conducted in a natural environment has shown that systemi...

RELATED ARTICLES Honeybee Decline Slows Slightly May 20, 2009 10:02 AM Smoking gun for bee collapse? Popular Pesticides March 29, 2012 04:41 PM Cellular Phones, WiFi and Bee Collapse? Israeli Bee Boss Not Buying It January 3, 2012 08:20 AM Bee genome gives killer clue to colony collapse disorder August 25, 2009 02:14 PM /pollution/article/44209 The first study conducted in a natural environment has shown that systemic pesticides damage bees' ability to navigate. Common crop pesticides have been shown for the first time to seriously harm bees by damaging their renowned ability to navigate home. The new research strongly links the pesticides to the serious decline in honey bee numbers in the US and UK — a drop of around 50 per cent in the last 25 years. The losses pose a threat to food supplies as bees pollinate a third of the food we eat such as tomatoes, beans, apples and ...

Full article: http://www.enn.com/pollution/article/44209

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