A large-scale field study examining effects of exposure to clothianidin seed-treated canola on honey bee colony health, development, and overwintering success

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Cutler, G. Christopher; Scott-Dupree, Cynthia D.; Sultan, Maryam; McFarlane, Andrew D.; Brewer, Larry;
(2014)
  • Publisher: PeerJ Inc.
  • Journal: PeerJ,volume 2 (issn: 2167-8359, eissn: 2167-8359)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.7717/peerj.652, pmc: PMC4217196
  • Subject: Toxicology | Clothianidin | Medicine | Pollinators | Canola | Honey bees | Neonicotinoid | R | Agricultural Science | Entomology | Environmental Sciences | Seed-treatment
    mesheuropmc: food and beverages | behavior and behavior mechanisms | fungi

In summer 2012, we initiated a large-scale field experiment in southern Ontario, Canada, to determine whether exposure to clothianidin seed-treated canola (oil seed rape) has any adverse impacts on honey bees. Colonies were placed in clothianidin seed-treated or control... View more
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