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Chemical mixtures and bees

Bees can suffer serious effects from toxic chemicals in the environment. On December 2, a group of researchers from Sweden and Italy met in a workshop in Lund to discuss bees and chemical mixtures.

The aim of this workshop was to contribute to the development of a scheme using honey bees for monitoring pesticide residues in terrestrial environments. The other aim was to add to the development of useful ecological economic modelling in deriving an index of landscape exposure to chemicals based on foraging theory and land-use information.

FRAM researcher Thomas Backhaus held a presentation on the topic of "Chemical mixtures in the environment". Hear about his reflections in the video.

The workshop was organized by BECC - Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate at Lunds University and the University of Gothenburg. Learn more about the event here.