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Bee Ecotoxicology

Honey bees, bumble bees and solitary bees are vitally important pollinator insects and as a part of ecosystems provide many services. Regulation EC N0. 1107/2009 states that an active substance shall be approved only if it is established following an appropriate risk assessment on the basis of Community or internationally agreed test guidelines, that the use under the proposed conditions of use of plant protection products containing this active substance:

  • will result in a negligible exposure of honeybees, or
  • has no unacceptable acute or chronic effects on colony survival and development, taking into account effects on honeybee larvae and honeybee behaviour.

Fera can help get your products to market especially in light of recent developments in bee testing published by EFSA. Choose Fera for your bee testing requirements.

Why Fera?

  • We have over 25 years of experience running GLP complaint bee studies
  • We are a global leader in bee toxicity testing
  • We are co-located with the National Bee Unit giving us unrivalled instant access to over 150 colonies of honey bees
  • Our bee Ecotoxicologists are at forefront of bee toxicity testing and active participants within many working groups including ICPPR