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Neonicotinoid Exposure Worsens Varroa Mite Infestations in Honey Bees, Study Shows

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Honey bee colonies that feed on pollen contaminated with neonicotinoid insecticide show higher levels of parasitism by Varroa destructor mites, a new study finds. The researchers say it is the first experimental field demonstration of how neonic exposure can increase Varroa populations in honey bees. [Read more]

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