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BUMBLEBEES AT RISK, TOO

A group of scientists from the U.K. recently found that neonicotinoids could be adversely affecting bumblebees, too. The scientists, based a Royal Holloway University of London, set up a lab experiment with bumblebee queens, feeding them a syrup containing traces of neonic pesticides. Bumblebee queens exposed to the pesticides were 26 percent less likely to lay eggs compared with queens that weren’t exposed. (NPR’s The Salt)

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