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Title: Drivers of colony losses
Authors: Nathalie Steinhauer
Kelly Kulhanek
Karina Antúnez
Hannelie Human
Panuwan Chantawannakul
Marie Pierre Chauzat
Dennis vanEngelsdorp
Keywords: Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Issue Date: 1-Apr-2018
Abstract: © 2018 Elsevier Inc. Over the past decade, in some regions of the world, honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) colonies have experienced rates of colony loss that are difficult for beekeepers to sustain. The reasons for losses are complex and interacting, with major drivers including Varroaand related viruses, pesticides, nutrition and beekeeper practices. In these endeavors it has also become apparent that defining a dead colony, and singling out the effects of specific drivers of loss, is not so straightforward. Using the class of neonicotinoid pesticides as an example we explain why quantifying risk factor impact at the colony level is at times elusive and in some cases unpractical. In this review, we discuss the caveats of defining and quantifying dead colonies. We also summarize the current leading drivers of colony losses, their interactions and the most recent research on their effects on colony mortality.
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http://cmuir.cmu.ac.th/jspui/handle/6653943832/58087
ISSN: 22145753
22145745
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