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A study by researchers from the Federal University of São Carlos, São Paulo, shows that aerial spraying of pesticides on crops endangers beehives. According to those responsible for the work, the uncontrolled use of pesticides, even when used in non-lethal amounts, affects the ability of bees to fly and to recognize the source of food.

In one of the stages of research, experts went to an orange plantation in the city of Sorocaba, Sao Paulo. The property was considered to be a production model for preserving one-third of the native forest. According to the study, the presence of beehives on site increases the production of fruit by 30%, as well as increasing the size of the fruit and the number of seeds per bud.

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