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Latest Imidacloprid effects on bee population Stories

Pesticide Turns Bees Into Picky Eaters
2012-05-24 04:47:49

[ Watch the Video ] Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com New research shows that a common pesticide can alter the appetite of honey bees and turn them into "picky eaters." Biologists at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) found that a single dose of imidacloprid given to bees made the insects crave sweeter foods and reject foods that may not be as tasty. According to the researchers, honey bees that prefer sweeter foods limit the amount of resources they contribute to the...

More Evidence Rises Of Role Pesticides Play In Bee Colony Collapse
2012-04-08 05:54:25

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com As bee populations continue to decline, researchers are scurrying to try and find an answer as to why. A new study from Harvard School of Public Health has linked one of the most widely used pesticides, imidacloprid, as the bee's nemesis. The authors wrote in a paper being published in the Bulletin of Insectology that they have found "convincing evidence" of the link between imidacloprid and Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), in which adult bees abandon...

2012-03-02 18:00:00

Latest Example of Global Committment to Bee Care and Sustainable Agriculture Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) March 02, 2012 Bayer CropScience has launched a new bee health component of its U.S. Website, highlighting the important role bees play in agriculture and underscoring Bayer´s ongoing commitment to ensuring honey bee health. Visitors to the website can find out more about the important role bees and pollination play in agriculture, meet Bayer´s resident bee expert, learn...