Pesticide link to anti-social bees
A NEW study that let humans spy on bumblebees in their nests shows pesticides can impair social behaviour, making it hard for bees to eat and rear their young.
The findings add to longstanding concerns about the health of bees.
Researchers placed cameras in 12 specially made boxes, with some bees exposed to the neonicotinoid imidacloprid.
They found the pesticideexposed bees were less social than control bees placed in similar boxes but not fed nectar that contained toxins.