Influence of pesticide residues on honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) colony health in France.

@article{Chauzat2009InfluenceOP,
  title={Influence of pesticide residues on honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) colony health in France.},
  author={M. P. Chauzat and Patrice Carpentier and Anne-Claire Martel and St{\'e}phanie Bougeard and Nicolas Cougoule and Philippe Porta and Julie Lachaize and François Madec and Michel Aubert and J P Faucon},
  journal={Environmental entomology},
  year={2009},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={514-23}
}
A 3-yr field survey was carried out in France, from 2002 to 2005, to study honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) colony health in relation to pesticide residues found in the colonies. This study was motivated by recent massive losses of honey bee colonies, and our objective was to examine the possible relationship between low levels of pesticide residues in apicultural matrices (honey, pollen collected by honey bees, beeswax) and colony health as measured by colony mortality and adult and brood… CONTINUE READING

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