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Queens under pressure - do pesticides provide additional challenges for bumblebees starting a colony ? [Nature Ecology & Evolution - Behind the paper]

par Frédéric Magné - publié le

The determined buzzing of queen bumblebees after a long winter is a timely reminder that spring is on its way. They industriously search for pollen and nectar to refuel after a lengthy hibernation, and find nesting sites to start their new colony. The survival and health of these queens is essential to the bumblebee life-cycle.

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