Addictive Nicotine-based Pesticide Kills Bees

April 23, 2015 8:24 PM

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Addictive Nicotine-based Pesticide Kills Bees

In the last few years, the problem regarding the disappearance of bees has become more and more pressing. From pesticides to gruesome parasites and deadly viruses, bees are battling a wide range of enemies. But when it comes to the pesticides, it seems that the bees have become addicted to it.

Nature recently published two studies that point out that neonicotinoids, which are nicotine based pesticides, are not only harmful to bees, but also extremely addictive! The process in bees is obviously similar to the one in humans. Neonicotinoids are used to treat seeds, and then the pesticide mak...

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