Research: Insecticides

Protecting Honey bees from pesticides: Purdue extension LIST OF BEE TOXIC PESTICIDES


The formulation makes the honey bee poison, Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology (2015), doi: 10.1016/j.pestbp.2014.12.026

Persistent negative effects of pesticides on biodiversity and biological control potential on European farmland

Pesticides and earthworms. A review

A multi-year field study to evaluate the environmental fate and agronomic effects of insecticide mixtures

Five striking things we’ve learned about pesticides in California

Honeybee immunity and colony losses

Genomic analysis of the interaction between pesticide exposure and nutrition in honey bees (Apis mellifera)

Flupyradifurone: a brief profile of a new butenolide insecticide

Honey Bee Toxicology by Reed M. Johnson

Multiple routes of pesticide exposure for honey bees living near agriculture

Factsheet- Pesticides

Major pesticides are more Toxic to Human Cells Than Their Declared Active Principles

Pesticides vs. biological control

Pesticide residues in honeybees, honey and bee pollen by LC–MS/MS screening: Reported death incidents in honeybees

Four Common Pesticides, Their Mixtures and a Formulation Solvent in the Hive Environment Have High Oral Toxicity to Honey Bee Larvae

Overwintered brood comb honey: colony exposure to pesticide residues, Dr. Nancy Ostiguy and Dr. Brian Eitzer, Journal of Apicultural Research, vol. 53(3) pp. 413-421, July 4, 2014

High Levels of Miticides and Agrochemicals in North American Apiaries: Implications for Honey Bee Health,

Pesticide Residue Detection in National Science Lab Beeswax, Posted by Michael Sussman, Science and Technology Programs, on August 2, 2011 at 2:45 PM
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Sub-Lethal Effects of Pesticide Residues in Brood Comb on Worker Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Development and Longevity, Judy Y. Wu, Carol M. Anelli, Walter S. Sheppard mail,  Published: February 23, 2011, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0014720

The Bees Burden,Published April 2014 by Greenpeace Research Laboratories, School of Biosciences Innovation Centre Phase 2, Rennes Drive, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4RN, United Kingdom


Pesticide residues in honeybees, honey and bee pollen by LC–MS/MS screening: Reported death incidents in honeybees

Preventing or Mitigating Potential Negative Impacts of Pesticides on Pollinators Using Integrated Pest Management and Other Conservation Practices

Chaudhari Priyanka S, Chaudhari SV* Jangam Sampada, Shinde JS, Wankhede Sneha

High Levels of Miticides and Agrochemicals in North American Apiaries: Implications for Honey Bee Health

Pesticides poison honey bee larvae in the hive  (fluvalinate, coumaphos, chlorothalonil, and chlorpyrifos)

Lack of pollination due to insecticide use affects onion seed yields, study finds

Common crop pesticides kill honeybee larvae in the hive

Declining bee populations pose a threat to global agriculture

NTU says insecticide residue contributing to bee disappearance

Pesticides, not mites, cause honeybee colony collapse

The toxic brew in our yards

Evaluation of the Distribution and Impacts of Parasites, Pathogens, and Pesticides on Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Populations in East Africa


Transcriptome Analyses of the Honeybee Response to Nosema ceranae and insecticides


A meta-analysis comparing the sensitivity of bees to pesticides

Assessing the comparative risk of plant protection products to honey bees, non-target arthropods and non-Apis bees

Impacts of orchard pesticides on Galendromus occidentalis: Lethal and sublethal effects

Chronic sublethal stress causes bee colony failure

Bees under stress: sublethal doses of a neonicotinoid pesticide and pathogens interact to elevate honey bee mortality across the life cycle

Pollinator Declines and the Role of Pesticides in Honey Bee Health

The synergy of xenobiotics in honey bee Apis mellifera: mechanisms and effects


Pesticides and Biodiversity

Lethal and behavioral effects of pesticides on the insect predator Macrolophus pygmaeus

Air concentrations of currently used herbicides and legacy compounds in the Canadian prairies, subarctic, and arctic

Pesticide- The Encyclopedia of Earth

IRAC MoA Classification Scheme

EFSA Guidance Document on the Risk Assessment of Plant Protection Products on bees (Apis mellifera, Bombus spp. and solitary bees)


Four common pesticides, their mixtures and a formulation solvent in the hive environment have high oral toxicity to honey bee larvae




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