The genes affected the most by the insecticide made it harder for the honey bees to combat toxins and perform other functions. The cells in their bodies had to work harder.
The latest results could change the way neonicotinoids and honey bee health are debated, though they will likely be researched further before they can be accepted as a valid reason for honey bee deaths around the world.
Plos One paper referenced in article
Transient Exposure to Low Levels of Insecticide Affects Metabolic Networks of Honeybee Larvae