Bum­ble­bee tra­vails

The Hindu - - SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY -

A real-time study of bum­ble­bees pub­lished in Sci­ence found neon­i­coti­noid pes­ti­cides af­fected their nurs­ing and care­tak­ing be­hav­iour. This, in turn, af­fected their pro­duc­tiv­ity and colony ther­moreg­u­la­tion. These to­gether re­duced colony vi­a­bil­ity.

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