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Bees using scavenged plastic to build hives

The scientists who discovered that urban bees are using plastic bags and building sealant to construct hives say it demonstrates bees’ resourcefulness and flexibility in adapting to a human-dominated world. The study, published in the journalEcosphere, was carried out by University of Guelph researchers Scott MacIvor and Andrew Moore. MacIvor says it’s an important discovery […]

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“Shocking” Pesticide Levels Found In Beehives

An analysis by Penn State researchers of beehive wax has shown unprecedented levels of fluvalinate and coumaphos – pesticides used in the hives to combat varroa mites – in all hive samples. The researchers also found lower levels of 70 other pesticides (used to protect agricultural crops) and metabolites of those pesticides in pollen and […]

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