Honeybees May Be Resistant to Toxic Compounds

A recent article in Science News details exciting research that describes how honeybees may be resistant to toxic compounds used in insecticides.  These bees make enzymes that help the bees break down a type of neonicotinoid, which are used to coat the grain seeds.  They have been suspected to be lined to declines in number of wild pollinators.  This research may lead scientists to develop new neonicotinoids that are less harmful to bees.  See Current Biology report March 22, 2018.


Link: (https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180322125021.htm)