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  • Team shows how the honey bee tolerates some synthetic pesticides

    Exposure to naturally occurring defensive compounds in flowers may have allowed honey bees to better tolerate some synthetic pesticides used to kill mites in the hive.

    Exposure to naturally occurring defensive compounds in flowers may have allowed honey bees to better tolerate some synthetic pesticides used to kill mites in the hive.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • Editor's note: To contact May Berenbaum, call 217- 333-7784; email maybe@illinois.edu. The paper, “CYTP9Q-Mediated Detoxification of Acaricides in the Honey Bee (Apis mellifera),” is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.