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Pesticides influence ground-nesting bee development and longevity

Results from a new study suggest that bees might be exposed to pesticides in more ways than we thought, and it could impact their development significantly.  The study, published in Nature's Scientific Reports, looks at the non-target effects of pesticides on ground-nesting bees, a group that actually makes up the majority of bee species. Non-target effects refer to the effects on organisms other than the ones intended. Much of the research currently available on non-target effects of pesticides has been limited to honey and bumble bees and their exposure to pesticides when collecting pollen and nectar.  Read more...
 

 

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