Chemical repellents for reducing pesticide hazard to honeybees in apple orchards

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Journal of Apicultural Research
Vol. 28 (4) pp. 223-227
Date
December 1989
Article Title

Chemical repellents for reducing pesticide hazard to honeybees in apple orchards

Author(s)

M. G. Solomon And K. J. M. Hooker

Abstract

Ten formulated agrochemicals and 11 non-pesticidal chemicals were tested for possible repellency to honeybees, by presenting them, dissolved in sucrose, at an artificial feeding station. Two insecticides, 7 fungicides and 4 non-pesticidal chemicals had a Repellency Index above 80%. The fungicides, Pallitop, Topas, Bayleton and Melprex, emerged as the most promising materials for use as honeybee repellents in apple orchards.

Keywords

Pesticides, Bee Repellent, Agrochemicals, Crop Management, honeybees

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