Parasite-Infected Bumblebees Use Nectar Nicotine as Self-Medication, Say Scientists

Bumblebees that have been infected by parasites seek out flowers with nicotine in the nectar, says a group of scientists from Royal Holloway University of London and Queen Mary University of London, UK. In their experiments, reported in the journal F1000Research, the scientists gave buff-tailed bumblebees (Bombus terrestris) the option to choose between a sugar [...] —> Read More