Bees ‘get a buzz’ from food laden with pesticides

April 22, 2015 9:16 PM

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Bees get a ‘buzz’ from nicotine-like pesticides in much the same way as smokers are stimulated by tobacco, startling new research suggests.

In a series of experiments, bumblebees and honeybees actively preferred sugar solutions laced with the neonicotinoid chemicals.

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