Skip to Content Skip to Navigation

Improving the health of hives used in pollination

The project will investigate the effects of three commonly used fungicide active ingredients during flowering of almond and canola on the health of honey bee brood. The active ingredients tested will be selected from those most commonly used by the industries.
A literature search will underpin a literature review investigating known effects of fungicides on the health of adult workers, nurse bees, brood, overall hive performance and on native bees. For the three active ingredients used, the impact of their presence in pollen will be assessed for (a) survival of nurse bees, and (b) their hypopharyngeal gland development. For ingredients that show significant impact on nurse bees or their hypopharyngeal gland development, the effects on larval development will be investigated.

Project date

23 Jul 2018-15 Jul 2020
Visit website

Principal investigator

Katja Hogendoorn

Research organisation

Project led by

Multiple industries
Alternative protein Aquaculture Cereal grains Cross industry Essential oils Fruits Game Honey bees Nuts Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Poultry Pulse grains

AgriFutures Australia

AgriFutures Australia proudly focuses on building a rich future for Australian agriculture. We live and work in the regions and …

Multiple industries
Alternative protein Aquaculture Cereal grains Cross industry Essential oils Fruits Game Honey bees Nuts Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Poultry Pulse grains
  • Location

    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

Logo for AgriFutures Australia

Focus areas

Industries

Sustainabilities

Technology areas

Related research projects

Search all research projects

Have questions?

Find out how we can help you.

Find answers to our most frequently asked questions on research projects, commercial opportunities, organisations and more. 

Still have questions or have feedback on the site? Please get in touch by completing our enquiry form.