Chemical repellents for reducing pesticide hazard to honeybees in apple orchards
M. G. Solomon And K. J. M. Hooker
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.