Study: Glyphosate makes brood care more difficult for bumblebees
Several studies have shown that glyphosate can be very harmful to honey bees. Now biologists have tested the effect of the herbicide on ground bumblebees. They advocate taking a close look at such agents before they are approved.
The controversial herbicide glyphosate could endanger the breeding success of bumblebees . According to a German study, the broad-spectrum herbicide can make ground bumblebees less able to maintain temperature in the nest when food is scarce. Without sufficient heat, the brood is in danger and with it the survival of the entire wild bee colony, the research team writes in the journal Science.
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