Bees take longer to learn floral odors polluted by vehicle fumes

Roadside pollution interferes with basics of foraging for nectar

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TRICKY SCENTS Honeybees usually learn floral scents quickly, but it’s harder for them when the fragrance of roadside flowers mixes with car exhaust.

Lesley Ingram, Bugwood.org (CC BY-NC 3.0 US)

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