28 Apr '15, 3pm

Nicotine addiction might be killing bees.

But logic would indicate that the same aspects of the pesticide that destroys “pests” such as aphids and grubs would also destroy other insects—like bees . To find out if neonicotinoids were causing a drop in the bee population, Geraldine Wright of Newcastle University and her colleagues decided to test bees and their reaction to it. They offered the insects a choice of sugar water or water containing a low dose of neonicotinoid pesticide.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/bees-are-addicted-to-the-nicotine-in...

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