Communication Breakdown

"In the early '90s a new kind of pesticide entered the market called neonicotinoids and phenylpyrazoles that damage the nervous system of honey bees. The result? Bees that are unable to communicate accurately with the bees in their hive. Communication between honey bees is essential to telegraph the location of food sources, as well warn about dangerous spots. What's worse, the infected honey bee flies back to the hive to contaminate their entire colony—and a weakened colony dies as a result of this pesticide.""

Zeke Freeman

Topics: Bee Trivia

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