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The document includes the following points: Guttation: some insights into this phenomenon - The mechanism of guttation - Conditions favouring guttation - Bees collecting guttation water Why guttation water is important for beekeepers when crops are treated...

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This document intends to analyze the existing guidelines for the "Environmental Risk Assessment" (ERA) of pesticides on bees. Such an ERA is a requirement for the authorisation of pesticides in the EU. This proposal has been done with the advisory of scientis...

After a careful reading of one DEFRA (Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of the UK) research project final report a mistake has been identified in the interpretation of the results that have a devastating repercussion for bees, to the point of invalidati...

Until the early 1990s plant protection products (PPPs) were usually sprayed externally over plants, to kill insect pests; this posed the major risk of acute exposure to pesticides for honeybees. However, the development of pesticide application technologies moved away...

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Until the early 1990s plant protection products (PPPs) were usually sprayed externally over plants, to kill insect pests; this posed the major risk of acute exposure to pesticides for honeybees. However, the development of pesticide application technologies...

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European Commission and EPPO allow corporations to shape the pesticide rules

Bees and other pollinating insect numbers are falling dramatically, putting their future survival in jeopardy with catastrophic consequences for ecosystems and agriculture. In some Eu...

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