Bees may not be as susceptible to some insecticides as previously thought. Encouraging, but the notion of spraying crops with chemicals still seems a little off putting!
WHAT’S THE BUZZ Honeybees (shown) and bumblebees can resist a type of neonicotinoid insecticide thanks to a family of enzymes that metabolize toxic compounds. Honeybees and bumblebees have a way to resist toxic compounds in some widely used insecticides. These bees make enzymes that help the insects break down […]