New study for bees in offer

We all aware of the importance of bees in our ecosystem. It is wise to say that the humans could be endangered without bees. Łukasiewicz - IPO Branch in Pszczyna has many years of experience is assessing harmful effects that chemicals have on bees. This year, we are proud to inform that our offer has extended for a study according to OECD 332 - study of honeybees' flight ability to return to the hive after a single oral exposure to sublethal doses of chemicals. 
The aim of the method is to assess the effect of a chemical, after a single oral exposure to forager bees, on bees ability to return to the hive. Honeybees, as pollinators, are exposed to contact with residues of plant protection products during their flights. Oral exposure does not always result in death, but it may negatively affect the behavior of bees and their orientation in the field, which leads to disturbances in the functioning of the bee colony. Due to environmental pollution with plant protection products and their residues, there is an increasing need to expand the possibilities of testing bees for sublethal effects. To estimate the potential risk of such effects, it is effective to use a test examining the flight abilities of honeybees. This procedure is highly reliable because the bees are assessed in field conditions. The study offer is addressed to entities producing plant protection products and may in the future provide the necessary documents enabling the registration of new products in the European Union. The recipients of this type of offer may also include producers of chemicals used for the treatment of bee colonies, disinfection of apiaries or beekeeping equipment.
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1947The Experimental-Research Station of Pesticides of the Azot Chemical Plant in Jaworzno and the Laboratory of Potato Beetle Biology and Control were founded in the place of the former School of Rural Household in Pszczyna.
1951The Experimental-Research Station of Pesticides was transferred to the Institute of Dyes and Semi-Manufactured Articles in Warsaw.
1957The Institute of Industrial Organic Chemistry in Pszczyna was founded as one of four branches of the main Institute of Industrial Organic Chemistry in Warsaw.
1960The following two research departments were founded:
  • Department of Pesticide Biological Effectiveness Evaluation
  • Department of Pesticide Side-Effects.

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