Scientists Spy On Bees, See Harmful Effects Of Common Insecticide : NPR

A team of researchers peered inside bumblebee colonies and spied on insects individually labelled with a tiny tag to figure out exactly how exposure to a common insecticide changes their behavior in the hive.

They found that the insecticide — from a controversial group called neonicotinoids — made the bees more sluggish and antisocial, spending more time on the periphery of the hive. It also made them less-attentive parents, according to research published Thursday in the journal Science.

Source: Scientists Spy On Bees, See Harmful Effects Of Common Insecticide : NPR

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