U of G Prof, Bee Expert Featured in Nature Article

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Prof. Nigel Raine is quoted in an Oct. 5 article in the science journal Nature. The story focuses on a new study released this week that found pesticides in honey samples from six continents.

Researchers tested honey from nearly 200 sites worldwide and found that 75 per cent of samples contained some level of neonicotinoid pesticides.

Raine says the study, which was published in Science, is important because it contributes to the discussion on the effects of the pesticides — and specifically field-relevant exposure levels — on bees.

Raine, a professor in U of G’s School of Environmental Sciences, holds the Rebanks Family Chair in Pollinator Conservation. He studies bee behaviour, conservation and health.