Re: Newly published Harvard study on neonics
No they should not have died immediately.
Originally Posted by WLC
The poison was at a concentration lower than the LD50 for bees, a dose carefully calculated NOT to kill them immediately, but kill them later once natural nectar was not coming in and the bees were eating the stored syrup daily.
The experiment was likely carefully thought out to get a result were bees were not killed outright but would inevitably get killed eventually, and that's what happened.
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).