Diesel Exhaust Disrupts Bees

NG Diesel Fuel Exhaust

Today’s polluted environment is tough on all life. Here’s more research showing just how tough it is on honeybees:

The new study offers insight into the specific hazard for pollinators from the fumes from cars, trucks, trains, ships, and heavy machinery. Significantly, the study indicates that honeybees haven’t been helped by the “cleaner” diesel now used in Europe and the United States due to regulations that over the past decade removed sulfur from the fuel. The researchers used ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel in their experiment.

Locating bee yards away from sources of this kind of pollution should probably be mandatory for a natural beekeeper.

-bW

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