Honeybee Colony Disorder in Crop Areas: The Role of Pesticides and Viruses

@inproceedings{SimonDelso2014HoneybeeCD,
  title={Honeybee Colony Disorder in Crop Areas: The Role of Pesticides and Viruses},
  author={Noa Simon-Delso and Gilles San Martin and Etienne Bruneau and Laure-Anne Minsart and Coralie Mouret and Louis Hautier},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
As in many other locations in the world, honeybee colony losses and disorders have increased in Belgium. Some of the symptoms observed rest unspecific and their causes remain unknown. The present study aims to determine the role of both pesticide exposure and virus load on the appraisal of unexplained honeybee colony disorders in field conditions. From July 2011 to May 2012, 330 colonies were monitored. Honeybees, wax, beebread and honey samples were collected. Morbidity and mortality… CONTINUE READING