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Friday, October 4, 2013

Toxic metal selenium and diesel fumes baffle bees

Toxic metal selenium and diesel fumes baffle bees
Paris (AFP) Oct 03, 2013 - Diesel exhaust fumes alter the flowery smells that guide bees when they forage, potentially sending them off course and putting the food-growing industry at risk, a study said Thursday. Honeybees rely heavily on their sense of smell to locate flowers from which they harvest life-giving nectar - transferring pollen grains from one bloom to another in the process. The new research shows ... morehttp://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Diesel_fumes_baffle_bees_study_999.html

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