The journal Environmental Entomology has published a series of papers exploring pesticide exposure in non-honey bees.
Honey bees are widely known and receive a lot of attention and research, but there are thousands of additional species of bees (such as bumble bees, leafcutter bees, sweat bees, stingless bees) that are less well known or researched.
To begin assessing the effects of pesticide exposure on these thousands of additional species of bees, a group of experts in non-honey bees came together and produced papers on the following topics.
- Preface: Workshop on Pesticide Exposure Assessment Paradigm for Non-Apis Bees
- Workshop on Pesticide Exposure Assessment Paradigm for Non-Apis Bees: Foundation and Summaries
- Pesticide Exposure Assessment Paradigm for Solitary Bees
- Pesticide Exposure Assessment Paradigm for Stingless Bees
- Comparison of Pesticide Exposure in Honey Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) and Bumble Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae): Implications for Risk Assessments
- Non-Apis Bee Exposure Workshop: Industry Participants’ View
All of the papers are freely available for download. To see Entomology Today’s blog post about this workshop, see Why Pesticides Pose Different Kinds of Risk to Non-Honey Bees.