Could Bees Be Addicted to Pesticides?

April 23, 2015 1:48 PM

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Could Bees Be Addicted to Pesticides?

Like nicotine for humans, certain pesticides seem to hold an addictive attraction for bees, which seek out tainted food even if it may be bad for them, according to new research.

Not only did bees show no signs of avoiding neonicotinoid-laced food in lab tests, they seemed to prefer it, said a study in the journal Nature.

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