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Foreign workers replace bees in watermelon cultivation

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The pesticides called neo-nicotoinoids are based on nicotine and were introduced in the 1990s.

Watermelon pollination used to be handled by insects like bees and butterflies in 70s. Sadly, the same watermelon pollination process has to depend on cheap labors instead of bees and butterflies.

Eisenstein used to say without the existence of bee colonies, the human population will extinct due to food shortage crisis.

Bees can’t find their way home

March 31 2012 at 09:50am By TAMARA COHEN REUTERS

The pesticides called neo-nicotoinoids are based on nicotine and were introduced in the 1990s.

London – Modern pesticides stop bees finding their way back to their hives, scientists have found.

The discovery could help to explain why bee populations around the world are in decline.

Academics at the National Institute of Agricultural Research in Avignon, France, tracked the movements of 650 bees by using tiny tagging devices.

Half the bees were exposed to a low dose of pesticide and when released they were found to be two or three times more likely to die away from their hive.

Meanwhile, researchers at Stirling University found that when bee […]