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Baby bumblebees are being BRAIN DAMAGED by pesticides that are carried into the nests by worker bees leading to 'significantly impaired' learning ability

Pesticides carried into nests by worker bees lead to brain damage in baby bumblebees and a 'significantly impaired' learning ability. Researchers from Imperial College London scanned the brains of bees exposed to imidacloprid - an insecticide with a similar chemical makeup to nicotine. The micro-CT scan revealed that parts of the brain responsible for learning grew more slowly when bees were infected during their larval phase. Imidacloprid is reaching the bees through residues landing in flowers and plants then being carried into nests by workers.  Read more....

 

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