Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Bee Decline Linked to Falling Biodiversity

By Richard Black, BBC News, 1/20/2010

The decline of honeybees seen in many countries may be caused by reduced plant diversity, research suggests.

Bees fed pollen from a range of plants showed signs of having a healthier immune system than those eating pollen from a single type, scientists found.

Writing in the journal Biology Letters, the French team says that bees need a fully functional immune system in order to sterilise food for the colony…

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