Extrapolating from Honeybees to Bumblebees in Pesticide Risk Assessment

  title={Extrapolating from Honeybees to Bumblebees in Pesticide Risk Assessment},
  author={H. Thompson and L. Hunt},
  • H. Thompson, L. Hunt
  • Published 1999
  • Biology
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Bumblebees are important pollinators of many crops and wild flowers and there are both conservation and economic reasons for taking action to assess the impact of pesticides on bumblebees. Pesticide risk assessments for honeybees are based on hazard ratios which rely on application rates and toxicity data and are unlikely to be appropriate for bumblebees. Bumblebees are active at different times and on different crop species and are, therefore, likely to have different exposure profiles. Unlike… CONTINUE READING
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