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Effects of plant protection products on honey bees

Rising honey bee mortality has been observed worldwide for several years now. Besides honey bees, bumble bees and wild bees are also affected. Bee mortality is attributed to various factors, such as parasite infestation (e.g. Varroa mite in honey bees), the decline of flowering plants and their diversity, and the use of pesticides.

The aim of our research is to determine the molecular modes of action of plant protection products and to identify their influence, among other things, on the behavior of bees. Based on this knowledge, the risk of pesticides for honey bees and other pollinators can be assessed.

Institute for Ecopreneurship

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland School of Life Sciences, Institute for Ecopreneurship Hofackerstrasse 30 CH - 4132 Muttenz
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