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Bees as biomarkers

Bee keeping is on the rise in cities. Beehive products can be used to trace the source and transport of metal contaminants by studying one of our favourite food stuffs — honey.

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Fig. 1: Honey bee exposures to trace element contaminants.

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Taylor, M.P. Bees as biomarkers. Nat Sustain 2, 169–170 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-019-0247-9

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