Nicotine and Other Natural Chemicals Protect Bees from Parasites

Bumble bees infected with a common intestinal parasite are drawn to flowers whose nectar and pollen have a medicinal effect, a new study shows. The findings, soon to be published in the journal Ecology, suggest that plant chemistry could help combat the decline of bee species. The researchers previously found in lab studies that nectar […]

Source: Entomology Today

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