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Total Buzz Kill: Metals in Flowers May Play Role in Bumblebee Decline

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avatar Total Buzz Kill: Metals in Flowers May Play Role in Bumblebee Decline
April 02, 2013 01:49PM
Beekeepers and researchers nationally are reporting growing evidence that a powerful new class of pesticides may be killing off bumblebees. Now, research points toward another potential cause: metal pollution from aluminum and nickel. A new study finds that bumblebees are at risk of ingesting toxic amounts of metals like aluminum and nickel found in flowers growing in soil that has been contaminated by exhaust from vehicles, industrial machinery, and farming equipment.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130402152432.htm
Re: Total Buzz Kill: Metals in Flowers May Play Role in Bumblebee Decline
April 03, 2013 07:02AM
The bees need to bee strong and fight through the flowers that have aluminum; They need to prove their mettle.
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