Bee colony deaths tied to pesticides in pollen

08/19/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

The collapse of millions of beehives in North America has been linked to an intricate web of chemicals found in pollen sprayed with pesticide, according to a study. Researchers from the University of Maryland and the Department of Agriculture collected pollen from seven kinds of crops along the East Coast where Colony Collapse Disorder has been particularly prevalent and fed them to healthy bees, which were then more likely to become infected with a parasite known to cause CCD. Pollen samples contained an average of nine types of pesticides, the scientists found.

View Full Article in:

U.S. News & World Report

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Education

Job Title Company Location
Technical Assistance Consultant (8336)
Chicago, IL
Senior ELL Technical Assistance and Curriculum Specialist (8270)
American Institute for Researcher
Chicago, IL
Technical Assistance Associate (8330)
American Institute for Researcher
Chicago, IL
Vice Principal of Academics
Presentation High School
San Jose, CA
Program Officer, Teacher Development
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
Moorestown, NJ