Some Bees May Be Addicted to Nectar Containing Pesticides | Quiet Kinetic

Researchers at Newcastle University and Trinity College Dublin have discovered that at least some bee species have a preference for nectar containing pesticides. Specifically, they prefer nectar containing neonicotinoid pesticides. Bees cannot taste neonicotinoids that end up in their food and so do not avoid these pesticides like they do with some others. Unfortunately, the neonicotinoids have an effect on bee brain chemistry similar to nicotine’s affects on human brain chemistry.

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