The World's Favorite Weedkiller Harms Bumblebee Colonies, Study Find

Bumblebees (apparently fish, if you’re in California) are at risk from the world’s most widely used herbicide 

The weedkiller glyphosate, it turns out, can impede a colony’s ability to maintain the right temperature 

A new study, published in the journal Science, is the first to identify the risks of the pesticide in wild bees – vital pollinators 

Glyphosate was once thought to be harmless to bees. While it may not be directly lethal, studies are now showing it can have other damaging effects 

For bumblebees (Bombus terrestris), it seems to result in a failure to regulate the temperature in colonies running low on food 

It’s far more serious than just a couple of frozen bees – issues regulating temperature can have dire consequences for populations 

It’s far more serious than just a couple of frozen bees – issues regulating temperature can have dire consequences for populations