The honeybee as a biological indicator of fenoxycarb pollution

Marletto, F.; Arzone, A.; Dolic, M.

Apicoltore Moderno 88(3): 107-110

1997


Accession: 009583912

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Abstract
In order to ascertain the effects of fenoxycarb on honeybee brood, fully developed 10 frame hives were created with different doses of this insect growth regulator, applied in several ways. During a period of at least 2-3 months since the treatment, anomalous individuals were ejected from all the created hives. The most characteristic symptom due to the fenoxycarb is a white or pinkish crescent shaped mark on the internal margin of the compound eyes. The other observed anomalies could be mistaken for those due to the mite Varroa jacobsoni Oud.