Our Chemicals Are Killing Honey Bees’ Sex Lives

If there’s a species that doesn’t need an unintentional dose of birth control, it’s the honey bee. A new study, however, suggests two common neonicotinoid insecticides are not only shortening the overall lifespan of male honey bees, known as drones, but also inhibiting their ability to produce viable sperm. The chemicals’ contraceptive effects, warn researchers from Switzerland’s […]