27 May '12, 9pm

Common Pesticide Makes Honey Bees Picky Eaters | Care2 Causes

Common Pesticide Makes Honey Bees Picky Eaters | Care2 Causes

A new study offers further evidence about the dangerous effects of pesticides on honey bees . Biologists at the University of California at San Diego have found that a commonly used crop pesticide makes honey bees picky eaters and also makes them reduce the number of waggle dances they perform. Waggle dances are how the bees communicate the location of a food source; bees exposed to the pesticide performed four to ten times fewer dances. Indeed, as Daren Eiri, a graduate student and the first author of the study in the Journal of Experimental Biology , says, some bees simply stopped performing waggle dances altogether after exposure to pesticides. The chemical in question is imidacloprid, which is a type of neonicotinoid — which has been linked to bees’ deaths . Imidacloprid has come under increasing scrutiny in the US and is banned for use in some crops in some parts of E...

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