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A Common Pesticide Decreases Foraging Success and Survival in Honey Bees
Bad News for Bees Neonicotinoid insecticides were introduced in the early 1990s and have become one of the most widely used crop pesticides in the world. These compounds act on the insect centralExpand
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Improvement of artificial feeding in a standard in vitro method for rearing Apis mellifera larvae
An in vitro method for rearing bee larvae has been improved by studying three parameters of feeding: 1- the mode of feeding, 2- the amount of diet per larva, 3- the diet composition according to theExpand
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Influence of pollen origin on performance of Bombus terrestris micro‐colonies
The effect of the floral origin of pollen on the reproductive success of Bombus terrestris Latrum bumblebee (Apidae: Bombinae), was investigated by feeding micro‐colonies of queenless workers withExpand
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Nutritive value of 15 single pollens and pollen mixes tested on larvae produced by bumblebee workers (Bombus terrestris, Hymenoptera: Apidae)
AbstractLaboratory trials were performed at 27 °C on micro-colonies comprised of three Bombus terrestris workers. They were fed with syrup and pollen paste ad libitum. The micro-colonies wereExpand
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Toxicity of dimethoate and fenoxycarb to honey bee brood (Apis mellifera), using a new in vitro standardized feeding method.
A new in vitro method was devised to assess the effects of pesticides on honey bee brood. The method allowed the quantification of doses ingested by larvae and the assessment of larval and pupalExpand
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Standard methods for artificial rearing of Apis mellifera larvae
Summary Originally, a method to rear worker honey bee larvae in vitro was introduced into the field of bee biology to analyse honey bee physiology and caste development. Recently, it has become anExpand
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Honeybee tracking with microchips: a new methodology to measure the effects of pesticides
Losses of foraging bees are sometimes attributed to altered flight pattern between a meliferous plant treated with an insecticide and the hive. Expand
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Territorial biodiversity and consequences on physico-chemical characteristics of pollen collected by honey bee colonies
Pollen resources may become a constraint for the honey bee in cereal farming agrosystems and thus influence honey bee colony development. This survey intended to increase knowledge on bee ecology inExpand
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Validation of a Method Using Queenless Bombus terrestris Micro-Colonies for Testing the Nutritive Value of Commercial Pollen Mixes by Comparison with Queenright Colonies
Abstract The nutritive value of pollen blends purchased by bumble bee producers from beekeepers is a key factor of successful mass rearing. We have already devised a method for quality ranking ofExpand
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Honey bee brood ring-test: method for testing pesticide toxicity on honeybee brood in laboratory conditions
contribution to session IV Test methodology The Experimental unit of entomology (INRA, France) developed a new in vitro method to assess effects of pesticides on honey bee larvae. The methodExpand
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