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The bee-saving antidote to pesticides

Written by Lucy Chard (Assistant Editor)

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A new antidote has been developed to reduce the damage done to the bee population by pesticides. Pesticides are used on crops and plants all over the world to prevent destruction by insects; however, these toxic substances can be passed on to other insects such as bees, devasting the population. A new technology has recently been developed by Cornell University (NY, USA) that provides an antidote to these deadly pesticides.   An average of six pesticides are found in pollen and wax in 98% of beehives in the USA, leading to the death of wild bees and a third of those looked after by beekeepers annually. Not only is the reduction of...

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