Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Field Study


Honeybees are of huge economic importance, vital for the pollination of many fruit, vegetable and seed crops.

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Field Study – Study Design

  • The study design is according to EPPO 170 (4).
  • The experimental design is a single dose with two treatment groups; an untreated control and a test item.
  • The test field is about 2500 m2 for phacelia and about 1 ha for rape and mustard, with at least 2 – 3 km between each treatment.
Illustration: Bee Colony Cages
Illustration © Alexander Schaefer

Semi Field Study – Study Design



The results are carefully evaluated for possible differences between the control, test item and reference item.