A common soil pesticide cut wild bee reproduction by 89% – here's why scientists are worried

EU-banned pesticides could not only threaten wild bees where they eat, but where they sleep too.

Philip Donkersley, Senior Research Associate in Entomology, Lancaster University • conversation
yesterday ~6 min

Pollinators: neonicotinoid pesticides stop bees and flies from getting a good night's sleep

Chemicals banned in the EU were recently granted an exemption for limited use in the UK.

Kiah Tasman, Teaching Associate in Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience, University of Bristol • conversation
Jan. 21, 2021 ~6 min

Pesticide exposure can dramatically impact bees’ social behavior

Using an innovative robotic platform to observe bees’ behavior, Harvard researchers showed that, following exposure to a commonly used class of pesticides, bees spent less time nursing larvae and were less social than other bees.

Peter Reuell • harvard
Nov. 16, 2018 ~9 min

Pesticide exposure can dramatically impact bees’ social behavior

Using an innovative robotic platform to observe bees’ behavior, Harvard researchers showed that, following exposure to a commonly used class of pesticides, bees spent less time nursing larvae and were less social than other bees.

Peter Reuell • harvard
Nov. 16, 2018 ~9 min

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