Pesticides and honey bee toxicity - USA

Reed M. Johnson, Marion D. Ellis, Christopher A. Mullin, Maryann Frazier

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Abstract

Until 1985 discussions of pesticides and honey bee toxicity in the USA were focused on pesticides applied to crops and the unintentional exposure of foraging bees to them. The recent introduction of arthropod pests of honey bees, Acarapis woodi (1984), Varroa destructor (1987), and Aethina tumida (1997), to the USA have resulted in the intentional introduction of pesticides into beehives to suppress these pests. Both the unintentional and the intentional exposure of honey bees to pesticides have resulted in residues in hive products, especially beeswax. This review examines pesticides applied to crops, pesticides used in apiculture and pesticide residues in hive products. We discuss the role that pesticides and their residues in hive products may play in colony collapse disorder and other colony problems. Although no single pesticide has been shown to cause colony collapse disorder, the additive and synergistic effects of multiple pesticide exposures may contribute to declining honey bee health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)312-331
Number of pages20
JournalApidologie
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2010

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honey bees
pesticides
toxicity
colony collapse disorder
pesticidal plants
Aethina tumida
Acarapis woodi
beeswax
arthropod pests
beehives
Varroa destructor
apiculture
pesticide residues
Apoidea
pests
foraging
crops

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Johnson, R. M., Ellis, M. D., Mullin, C. A., & Frazier, M. (2010). Pesticides and honey bee toxicity - USA. Apidologie, 41(3), 312-331. https://doi.org/10.1051/apido/2010018
Johnson, Reed M. ; Ellis, Marion D. ; Mullin, Christopher A. ; Frazier, Maryann. / Pesticides and honey bee toxicity - USA. In: Apidologie. 2010 ; Vol. 41, No. 3. pp. 312-331.
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Johnson, RM, Ellis, MD, Mullin, CA & Frazier, M 2010, 'Pesticides and honey bee toxicity - USA', Apidologie, vol. 41, no. 3, pp. 312-331. https://doi.org/10.1051/apido/2010018

Pesticides and honey bee toxicity - USA. / Johnson, Reed M.; Ellis, Marion D.; Mullin, Christopher A.; Frazier, Maryann.

In: Apidologie, Vol. 41, No. 3, 01.05.2010, p. 312-331.

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Johnson RM, Ellis MD, Mullin CA, Frazier M. Pesticides and honey bee toxicity - USA. Apidologie. 2010 May 1;41(3):312-331. https://doi.org/10.1051/apido/2010018