Why do bees prefer neonicotinoids?

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Why do bees prefer neonicotinoids?
« on: 23/04/2015 11:08:44 »
Study shows that bees prefer nectar laced with neonicotinoids insecticides, which could have major implications for EU law.

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Re: Why do bees prefer neonicotinoids?
« Reply #1 on: 28/04/2015 06:26:09 »
They like the buzz.
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Re: Why do bees prefer neonicotinoids?
« Reply #2 on: 28/04/2015 12:12:39 »
They like the buzz.

Very good - and that actually is the reason, because the neonicotinoid action stimulates the bee-brain in such a way as to make feeding locations that are also rich in the chemicals more memorable for the insects, so they feed there more frequently...
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