Hilgardia
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Honey bee field research aided by Todd dead bee hive entrance trap

Authors

E. L. Atkins
F. E. Todd
L. D. Anderson

Authors Affiliations

E. L. Atkins is Specialist in Entomology and Apiology and Entomologist, respectively, University of California, Department of Entomology, Citrus Research Center and Agriculture Experiment Station, Riverside, California; F. E. Todd (deceased September 23, 1969) was former Chief, Bee Research Branch, Agricultural Research Service, U.S.D.A., Beltsville, Maryland; L. D. Anderson is Specialist in Entomology and Apiology and Entomologist, respectively, University of California, Department of Entomology, Citrus Research Center and Agriculture Experiment Station, Riverside, California.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 24(10):12-13. DOI:10.3733/ca.v024n10p12. October 1970.

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Abstract

FIELD RESEARCH on the effect of pesticides on honey bees has been conducted in California since 1952. F. E. Todd of the Bee Research Branch, USDA, ARS cooperated in these field tests through 1968. Several methods have been used to collectively measure the effects of pesticide treatments on honey bees. Of these, colony strength, forager bee visitation in the field, caged bees in the field, bioassay of foliage residues in cages using honey bees, and dead bees at the colony are the most useful, according to previous tests.

Atkins E, Todd F, Anderson L. 1970. Honey bee field research aided by Todd dead bee hive entrance trap. Hilgardia 24(10):12-13. DOI:10.3733/ca.v024n10p12
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