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Effects of sublethal doses of crop protection agents on honey bee (Apis mellifera) global colony vitality and its potential link with aberrant foraging activity

... W, Billen J, Arckens L, Huybrechts R, Gobin B. Abstract Honey bees (Apis mellifera) are the most economically valuable ...

Story - webmaster - 05/09/2010 - 10:53 - 0 comments

A meta-analysis of experiments testing the effects of a neonicotinoid insecticide (imidacloprid) on honey bees

... in press, pre-published online 16 November 2010 Abstract: Honey bees provide important pollination services to crops and wild ...

Story - webmaster - 11/21/2010 - 00:02 - 0 comments

Multiple Routes of Pesticide Exposure for Honey Bees Living Near Agricultural Fields

Abstract Populations of honey bees and other pollinators have declined ...

Story - webmaster - 01/05/2012 - 23:48 - 0 comments

The Sublethal Effects of Pesticides on Beneficial Arthropods

... Desneux, Axel Decourtye, and Jean-Marie Delpuech Abstract Traditionally, measurement of the acute toxicity of pesticides to ...

Story - webmaster - 05/11/2009 - 22:37 - 0 comments

Contribution of Pollinator-Mediated Crops to Nutrients in the Human Food Supply

ABSTRACT: The contribution of nutrients from animal pollinated world crops has ...

Story - webmaster - 06/29/2011 - 22:02 - 0 comments

Impacts of a pesticide on pollinator species richness at different spatial scales

... M. Vighi, R. Bommarco, J. Settele, S.G. Potts, 2010 Abstract Pesticides are an important potential cause of biodiversity and ...

Story - webmaster - 05/12/2010 - 20:27 - 0 comments

Effects of sub-lethal imidacloprid doses on the homing rate and foraging activity of honey bees

... Piotr Medrzycki, Stefano Maini, Claudio Porrini Abstract For several years, reports by French and Italian beekeepers have ...

Story - webmaster - 05/11/2009 - 22:38 - 0 comments

Diet effects on honeybee immunocompetence

[New study by Alaux et al, 2010, Biology Letters] ABSTRACT The maintenance of the immune system can be costly, and a lack of ... See also: Does the protein content of pollen play a role in ...

Story - webmaster - 01/30/2010 - 15:30 - 0 comments

Effects of imidacloprid and deltamethrin on associative learning in honeybees under semi-field and laboratory conditions

... Cluzeau, Mercedes Charreton and Minh-Hà Pham-Delègue Abstract We have compared the sublethal effects of two insecticides in the ...

Story - webmaster - 05/11/2009 - 22:39 - 0 comments

Patterns of widespread decline in North American bumble bees

Abstract: Bumble bees (Bombus) are vitally important pollinators of wild plants ...

Story - webmaster - 03/05/2011 - 00:07 - 0 comments