Imidacloprid was found in tests to be slowing down the learning curve of honey bees and making it harder for them to find flowers to pollinate. Photo: Xinhua

Top pesticide may pose threat to bee colonies, ecological balance, Chinese study finds

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Imidacloprid was found in tests to be slowing down the learning curve of honey bees and making it harder for them to find flowers to pollinate. Photo: Xinhua
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Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen investigates major research projects in China, a new power house of scientific and technological innovation. He has worked for the Post since 2006. He is an alumnus of Shantou University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Semester at Sea programme which he attended with a full scholarship from the Seawise Foundation.