Pollen Sleuths: Tracking Pesticides in Honey Bee Pollen to Their Source Plant

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When pesticides show up in the pollen that honey bees collect, can the source plant be pinpointed? A new study is the first to successfully combine chemical analysis of pollen and the keen eye of a palynologist—an expert in identifying pollen microscopically—to track pesticide in bee-collected pollen to a…

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