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A combination of agrochemicals shortens the life of bees

Publicado em 03 junho 2019
A nonlethal dose of insecticide clothianidin can reduce honeybees' life span by half A nonlethal dose of insecticide clothianidin can reduce honeybees' life span by half; once combined with the fungicide pyraclostrobin, it alters the behavior of worker bees to the point of endangering the whole colony. A new study by Brazilian biologists suggests that the effect of pesticides on bees could be worse than previously thought. Even when used at a level considered nonlethal, an insecticide [...]