Crop Antibiotic Dulls Bumblebee Foraging Skills

An antibiotic sprayed on orchard crops to combat bacterial diseases slows the cognition of bumblebees and reduces their foraging efficiency, a new study shows.

Crop Antibiotic Dulls Bumblebee Foraging Skills

Researchers focused on streptomycin, an antibiotic used increasingly in US agriculture during the past decade.