Behavioural Effects of Pesticides in Bees–Their Potential for Use in Risk Assessment

  title={Behavioural Effects of Pesticides in Bees–Their Potential for Use in Risk Assessment},
  author={Helen M Thompson},
  • H. Thompson
  • Published 1 February 2003
  • Environmental Science, Psychology
  • Ecotoxicology
This paper reviews a wide variety of behavioural effects that have been reported in bees following exposure to pesticides, primarily insecticides. These range from effects on odour discrimination in the individual to the loss of foraging bees due to disruption of their homing behaviour. Some of these effects have the potential to have a significant impact on the development and survival of colonies. However, there is currently little guidance available on the types of behavioural data which… 

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