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Pesticides stop bees buzzing

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Pesticides may stop bees buzzing and releasing pollen, say scientists

Preliminary results in a new study find that insecticides harm the ability of bees to vibrate flowers and shake out the pollen to fertilise crops. These results are consistent with previous work that has shown neonicotinoid pesticides to reduce learning and memory in bees

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/dec/13/pesticides-stop-bees-buzzing-releasing-pollen-neonicotinoid-study?CMP=share_btn_tw