Technical Comments

Response to 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.1224930


Cresswell and Thompson have suggested an elegant way to improve honey bee colony simulations when forecasting the fate of colonies exposed to pesticides. Following their recommendations, we rescaled the model on a sound empirical data set. The adjusted forecast is bleaker than their tentative scenario.

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