Stronger pesticide regulations likely needed to protect all bee species, say studies

Source: Science Daily

Regulators worldwide currently use honeybees as the sole model species failing to account for potential threats posed by agrochemicals to the full diversity of bee species from bumblebees to solitary bees, which are probably more important for pollination of food crops than managed honeybees. They are potentially more vulnerable to pesticides given they nest in the ground and bumblebee queens have different life cycles that could increase exposure.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181211122501.htm