How do pesticides affect bees?

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Offline thedoc

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How do pesticides affect bees?
« on: 21/10/2012 20:26:59 »
A paper published in Nature this week suggests that common pesticides may be having a bigger effect on bees than was previously thought...

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Re: How do pesticides affect bees?
« Reply #1 on: 13/11/2012 18:57:09 »
What effect are we talking about? Because it was my understanding that general insecticides were meant to cause harm to the bees in question. But perhaps you will elaborate. to the point of pesticides and their effect on bees, here's resource for the current effects: SPAM Link Removed.

Mod Note: The topic is about preserving honey bees and bumblebees which are generally non-aggressive and the primary pollinators for our flowers and crops.
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Re: How do pesticides affect bees?
« Reply #2 on: 16/11/2012 18:10:22 »
I had a bee colony moved ( it was in the bird bath) and there was a small colony across the road in a light pole. I see now that there is another colony in the pole in front of me, quite nice that the bees are spreading nicely.

It would be nice to place a hive and see if it gets a population, but the only places for it are either too close to habitation, or are out in the street where they will be vandalised. So the light pole hives look like they will grow, though the Metro workers may not like doing work on the poles now as they will attract some very unwanted attention.