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Spider venom pesticide that has no sting for bees

A pesticide made from spider venom has been found to kill insects without harming honeybees. By Sarah Knapton, Researchers at Newcastle University combined venom from the Australian funnel-web spider and lectin from snowdrops to create a “bio-pesticide”. Common neonicotinoid pesticides used on crops in Britain are believed to be behind a catastrophic decline in honeybees …Read More