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28 October 2017

28 October 2017

Partner UNIBZ organized the 6th National congress of urban beekeeping. Sergio Angeli gave in his talk a detailed presentation of our research project.

01 December 2016

01 December 2016

A first result was published, identifying a possible underlying mechanism for the harmful effects of pesticides on the honeybee health. In a brain imaging study we observed that bees actually loose their sense of smell under the influence of the world's most used pesticide Imidacloprid. This may be connected to previously observed behavioural effects like the impairment of memory, navigation, or communication capabilities.
Andrione, M., Vallortigara, G., Renzo, A., and Haase, A. (2016), Neonicotinoid-induced impairment of odour coding in the honeybee. Sci. Rep. 6, 38110; doi: 10.1038/srep38110