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Research finds probiotics are effective at improving survival rates in honey bees exposed to pesticides

Could probiotics be the answer to rapidly declining bee populations? New research has shown that friendly bacteria can boost survival rates and help protect valuable pollinators against the hazards of modern pesticides.  Bee populations have been absolutely decimated in recent years — there’s no doubt about that. As Fox News reported last year, honeybee populations dropped by a staggering 44 percent during the 2015-2016 year. If that statistic alone isn’t scary enough, recall that bees contribute to at least one-third of the U.S. food supply.  Read more...

 

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