SMN Weekly – New Study Reveals Nicotine and Caffeine Reduce Parasite Loads In Bees’ Guts

February 19, 2015 11:12 AM

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According to the latest study, the plant on which bees feed influence their health by reducing the parasite load in their guts only after the time of seven days; bees health get affected by the flowering plant on which they feed.

Crithidia bombi is a parasite that resides in the intestine of the bumblebees. This study reports that there are about eight different secondary metabolites from plant chemicals that have the toxic effects on the gut parasites.

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