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Neonicotinoid Pesticide Reduces Egg Development in Wild Bumblebee Queens

New research published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B has found that wild bumblebee queens are less able to develop their ovaries when exposed to a common neonicotinoid pesticide.

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