New pesticides may harm bees as much as existing ones – study

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Ability of bumblebees to reproduce, and rate at which colonies grow, compromised by new sulfoximine-based insecticides

A new class of pesticides positioned to replace neonicotinoids may be just as harmful to crop-pollinating bees, researchers have warned.

In experiments, the ability of bumblebees to reproduce, and the rate at which their colonies grow, were both compromised by the new sulfoximine-based insecticides, they reported in the journal Nature.

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Author: Droolin' Dog News Team