Foraging allocation in the honey bee, Apis mellifera L. (Hymenoptera, Apidae), tuned by the presence of the Spinosad-based pesticide GF-120

Periodo de realización: 2015/06/01 al 2015/01/01

Tipo: Artículo científico

Resumen: "Agroecosystem management commonly involves the use of pesticides. As a result, a heterogeneous landscape is created, in which suitable and unsuitable spaces are defined by the absence/presence of pesticides. In this study, we explored how foragers of the honey bee, Apis mellifera L., adapt to such context. We specifically evaluated the effect of GF-120, a spinosad-based fruit fly toxic bait, on the allocation of foragers between food sources under the hypothesis that foragers will move from food sources with GF-120 to food sources without it. We thus carried out three experiments: in experiment 1, a group of foragers was trained to collect honey solution from a feeder"

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