Data from: Antibiotics in hives and their effects on honey bee physiology and behavioral development

Yarira Ortiz-Alvarado, David Clark, Carlos Vega-Melendez, Zomary Flores-Cruz, Maria Dominguez-Bello & Tugrul Giray
Recurrent honey bee losses make it critical to understand the impact of human interventions, such as antibiotics use in apiculture. Antibiotics are used to prevent or treat bacterial infections in colonies. However, little is known about their effects on honey bee development. We studied the effect of two commercial beekeeping antibiotics on the bee physiology and behavior throughout development. Our results show that antibiotic treatments have an effect on amount of lipids and rate of...
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