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Honeybees: Pesticides disrupt nursing behavior and larval development: Unique long-term videos show the bee nursery in the hive

A newly developed video technique has allowed scientists to record the complete development of a honey bee in its hive. Researchers discovered that certain pesticides -- neonicotinoids -- changed the behavior of the nurse bees: they fed the larvae less often. Larval development took up to 10 hours longer. A longer development period in the hive can foster infestation by parasites.

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