Scientists say agriculture good for honeybees
The study, Agricultural Landscape and Pesticide Effects on Honey Bee Biological Traits,A which was published in a recent issue of the Journal of Economic Entomology, evaluated the impacts of row-crop agriculture, including the traditional use of pesticides, on honeybee health. Results indicated that hive health was positively correlated to the presence of agriculture. According to the study, colonies in a non-agricultural area struggled to find adequate food resources and produced fewer offspring.
Updated Aug 1, 2017 at 10:45 PM