Bee colonies are still dying, and food may get more expensive as a result.
Evidence has been piling up that neonicotinoids, a class of ubiquitous pesticides, play a role the recent decline of bees. A new study adds worrying and unexpected evidence: Bees actually prefer food contaminated with neonicotinoids—probably because it’s getting them high.
Apiphobes, look away now. Everyone else, you’re about to see an incredible close-up of a queen bee getting busy in mid-air. Spoiler alert: the drone dies in the end. All hail the queen.