pan-european assessment, monitoring, and mitigation of stressors on the health of bees
PoshBee Research: Effects of agrochemical-nutrition interactions on bee health in the laboratory
PoshBee just published a new video on YouTube! In the training video "PoshBee Research: Effects of agrochemical-nutrition interactions on bee health in the laboratory", Alexandre Barraud, a PhD student from the University of Mons, gives more insight into bee decline in Europe.
It is a fact that several bee species, including crop pollinating species, are currently in decline. Bumblebees, for example, are an important pollinator group, but about one-third of the species is in decline. In Europe, the causes of this loss are well-documented, with many issues like habitat loss, parasites, pathogens, global warming and agricultural intensification all being mentioned.
To tackle this, the researchers at the University of Mons try to understand the impacts of the interaction between pesticides and nutrition.
Watch the video for more information: