What is causing honeybee colony collapse disorder? Scientists have been trying to find the answer to that question. A new study suggests that feeding high fructose corn syrup to honeybees might compromise their immune systems and diminish their ability to fight off toxins. Earlier studies, done decades ago, had suggested that feeding these pollinators corn syrup in commercial orchards was harmless, but researchers now question that.
You are here: / High fructose corn syrup may harm honeybees
About Curt Kipp
Curt Kipp is the director of publications and communications at the Oregon Association of Nurseries, and the editor of Digger magazine.