Too Much Stress on Bees Leads to Colony Collapse, Study Finds

February 11, 2015 2:43 PM

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Researchers may have solved the mystery related to the sudden collapse of bee hives. It seems that if there’s too much environmental pressure on honeybees, they start foraging before reaching maturity, a phenomenon which many times proves fatal to them, but also triggers a chain reaction that usually ends up in colony collapse.

The finding was made by a team of researchers that had been studying bee behavior to find some answers related to neuroscience. Researchers focused mainly on how bee take decisions and communicate with each other within the very tight dynamics of their hive, which is very similar to a “superorganism...

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