Could probiotics protect honey bees from pesticides? Western University researchers say maybe

    A new study from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University has found that a specific strain of probiotics has the potential of improving immunity among insects to the toxic effects of pesticides.

    The study used fruit flies, which are affected similarly by pesticides, have very similar immune systems and share many common microbes present in their microbiota – the collection of micro-organisms found in each insect.

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