Pesticides may cause bees to lose their buzz


Image caption The study found bees exposed to pesticides collected up to 50% less pollen than those not exposed Pesticides could cause bumblebees to lose their buzz, according to a study by Stirling University researchers.They found pesticide doses at similar levels to those used in agriculture interfered with the type …

Pesticides may cause bumblebees to lose their buzz, study finds

Bees. Credit: University of Stirling Pesticides significantly reduce the number of pollen grains a bumblebee is able to collect, a new University of Stirling study has found. The research, conducted by a team in the Faculty of Natural Sciences, found that field-realistic doses of a neonicotinoid pesticide…

Buzzing of bees ‘being weakened by pesticides’, study finds

Common farming pesticides significantly reduce the amount of pollen collected by bees and weakens their buzzing noise, scientists have warned. Exposure to the pesticides appears to have a major impact on the behaviour of bumblebees, according to a study carried out by researchers at the University of Stirling. “We think …

Bees: three-quarters of all honey on Earth has pesticides in it

About three quarters of all honey worldwide is contaminated with pesticides known to harm bees, according to a new study. Though the pesticide levels were below the limit deemed safe for human consumption, there was still enough insecticide in there to harm pollinators. The finding suggests that, as one of …

Pesticides that pose threat to humans and bees found in honey

Three-quarters of the honey produced around the world contains nerve agent pesticides that can harm bees and pose a potential health hazard to humans, a study has shown. Scientists who tested 198 honey samples from every continent except Antarctica discovered that 75 per cent were laced with at least one …

Three quarters of honey contains harmful pesticides

Three-quarters of the honey produced around the world contain pesticides that can harm bees and pose a health risk to humans, a study has shown. Scientists who tested 198 honey samples found 75 per cent were laced with at least one of the neonicotinoid chemicals – which can attack the …

Bee-Harming Pesticides Show Up in Honey Samples

(Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)Honey from bee populations around the globe appear to be contaminated with a common pesticide, a new study finds. That doesn’t mean you have to drop your favorite tea sweetener; the pesticide levels in the honey samples were below the threshold for risks to human health, but …

Bees can be ‘right or left-handed’ just like humans

Bees, they’re just like us. Scientists in Australia found that individual bees have a preference of flying to the left or the right when faced with an obstacle in their path. “We believe these individual biases help to improve the flight efficiency of a swarm of bees through densely cluttered …