Capsule: Honey bee colonies exposed to concentrations of a mito-toxic fungicide in pollen at concentrations similar to what they receive while foraging in a sprayed orchard experienced a dose-dependent reduction in worker lifespan, reducing colony populations. Lethal effects were observed at concentrations three orders of magnitude lower than in lab studies demonstrating the need for re-evaluation of fungicide safety.
- Colony health
- Honey bees
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis