pan-european assessment, monitoring, and mitigation of stressors on the health of bees
PoshBee Research: Pesticide risk assessment experiments on wild bee species
PoshBee just published a new video on YouTube! In the training video "PoshBee Research: Pesticide risk assessment experiments on wild bee species", Alexandre Barraud, a PhD student from the University of Mons, will not talk about domesticated bee species, but rather about wild bee species. Which, even if you may not always see them, represent over 20 000 species in Europe. These species can be very different in terms of size or colours. They can be solitary or social, they can nest in soil or in cavities, and they can even be adapted to feed on specific flowers.
However, the PoshBee team wanted to know more about these species, and tried to understand how pesticides could impact communities of wild bees, and if there was an interspecific variation of these impacts.
Watch the video for more information: