Technical Comments

Comment on “A Common Pesticide Decreases Foraging Success and Survival in Honey Bees”

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Science  21 Sep 2012:
Vol. 337, Issue 6101, pp. 1453
DOI: 10.1126/science.1224618


Henry et al. (Reports, 20 April, p. 348) used a model to predict that colony collapse in honey bees could be precipitated by pesticide-induced intoxication that disrupts navigation. Here, we show that collapse disappears when the model is recalculated with parameter values appropriate to the season when most pesticide-treated flowering crops bloom.

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