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Plant Virus Makes Bizarre Kingdom Jump to Honeybees

By Heather Callaghan Another explanation for Colony Collapse Disorder and the rapid decline of honeybees follows a surprising discovery involving a virus that typically infects the Plant Kingdom – Tobacco Ringspot Virus (TRSV). U.S. and Chinese researchers report their findings in mBio, the online open-access…

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Diesel exhaust stops honeybees from finding the flowers they want to forage

Natural Blaze Exposure to common air pollutants found in diesel exhaust pollution can affect the ability of honeybees to recognise floral odours, new University of Southampton research shows. Honeybees use floral odours to help locate, identify and recognise the flowers from which they forage. The…

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