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Assessing the impact of pesticides on honeybee brood-evaluation of effects using the OECD guidance document 75 - PS2367

Description
The data requirements under the new EU Pesticide Regulations require brood studies to be undertaken with active ingredients when sublethal effects on growth and development cannot be excluded unless it can be justified that it is not possible that honeybee brood would be exposed to the test substance (SANCO11802/2010). In addition for those active ingredients where effects are observed further studies must be conducted with formulations containing those active substances (SANCO 11803/2010). Until now brood studies have been only routinely undertaken for pesticides with IGR properties and there are well known reported effects and reference substances due to the relatively small number of modes of action. Effects with non-IGR compounds have been less widely undertaken and therefore fewer publications exist on the types of effects that may be identifiable, i.e. the endpoints that should be utilised, and the implications of effects that may be observed. This project aims to review and compare effects for IGRs and non-IGRs on brood and develop guidance on the type and time course of effects that the brood test can and cannot identify and their relative importance to colony survival.
Objective
1. To conduct a literature review to identify available published data generated on the effects of pesticides on honeybee brood.
2. To provide advice to CRD on the type and time course of effects that the brood test can and cannot identify and their relative importance to colony survival

Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : Assessing the impact of pesticides on honeybee brood-evaluation of effects using the OECD guidance document 75   (687k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2010

To: 2011

Cost: £20,723
Contractor / Funded Organisations
The Food & Environment Research Agency
Keywords
Application              
Bees              
Pest and Weed Control              
Pesticide use              
Pesticides              
Plants and Animals              
Fields of Study
Pesticide Safety