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Author Topic: Interesting article re neonicotinoid pesticides & the pesticide - coumaphos  (Read 271 times)
kanga
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« on: March 29, 2013, 12:06:08 AM »

Have just came across an article which has been reported on by the BBC News in relation to researchers at the University of Dundee who have found that a combination of pesticides commonly used by farmers can interfere with bees' brains.

The team discovered links between the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, and another type of pesticide - coumaphos (used to kill the Varroa Mite)- harmed the insects' ability to learn.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-21956724

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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2013, 12:58:45 AM »

Very interesting,thank you for posting. Good luck to you this year.
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2013, 08:46:45 AM »

one more reason to stop treating bees with chemicals.  this isn't really surprising.
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