Stephane Pietravalle

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1. The current study tested the hypothesis that exposure of bumble bee colonies placed in the vicinity of crops treated with neonicotinoids had no major effect on the health of the colonies. 2. The study compared the development (mass and composition) of bumble bee Bombus terrestris colonies placed in three landscapes (A-C) near oilseed rape (OSR) crops(More)
The Small hive beetle, Aethina tumida, is an invasive pest of honey bees. Indigenous to sub-Saharan Africa, it has now become established in North America and Australia. It represents a serious threat to European honey bees. Commercially available entomopathogenic agents were screened for their potential to control beetle larvae. Entomopathogenic fungi(More)
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