Honeybee tracking with microchips: a new methodology to measure the effects of pesticides.

@article{Decourtye2011HoneybeeTW,
  title={Honeybee tracking with microchips: a new methodology to measure the effects of pesticides.},
  author={Axel Decourtye and James Devillers and Pierrick Aupinel and Francois Brun and Camille Bagnis and Julie Fourrier and Monique Gauthier},
  journal={Ecotoxicology},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={429-37}
}
Losses of foraging bees are sometimes attributed to altered flight pattern between a meliferous plant treated with an insecticide and the hive. Only a limited number of studies has investigated the impact of pesticides on homing flight due to the difficulty of measuring the flight time between the food source and the hive. Monitoring the flights of the foraging bees needs their individual identification. The number of bees monitored simultaneously and the time span during which observations can… CONTINUE READING

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