Fungicide for Plants May Hurt Honeybees

A widely used chemical used to fight plant disease is hurting honeybees in an unexpected way, according to new research. As Megan McGrath reports, it may be contributing to the widespread loss of honeybees that pollinate many fruits, vegetables, nuts and other crops.

Honeybee hives in the United States and elsewhere are dying, and researchers like Dennis VanEngelsdorp at the University of Maryland are trying to understand why. “The number of colonies that die every winter has been one in …

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