Bees Prefer Nectar, Pollen of Pesticide-Treated Plants

A new study published in the journal Nature has found that honeybees (Apis mellifera) and buff-tailed bumblebees (Bombus terrestris) could not taste imidacloprid, thiamethoxam, and clothianidin – the three most commonly used neonicotinoid pesticides – and so did not avoid them. In fact, the bees showed a preference for food which contained pesticides: when they [...] —> Read More