Study Shows Car Exhaust Destroys Honeybees’ Sense of Smell

October 3, 2013 by  
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A new UK study shows that the fumes emitted by cars may have a devastating impact on honeybees’ ability to find and recognize flowers to use as food. The scientists found that pollutants in diesel destroyed the natural aroma of rapeseed flowers, making their smell so different that bees didn’t even recognize the plants as food. While many are pointing to harsh new pesticides as the cause of honeybee decline around the world, traffic fumes may be one more stressor that is helping to push global bee populations to the brink. Read the rest of Study Shows Car Exhaust Destroys Honeybees’ Sense of Smell Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air pollution , bee deaths , bee decline , car exhaust , colony collapse disorder , diesel fumes , gasoline fumes , honeybees , traffic fumes        

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