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Olfactory repellency of herbicides to foraging honey bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae)

, : Olfactory repellency of herbicides to foraging honey bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Canadian Entomologist, 11110: 1131-1135

Foraging honey bees were offered various sucrose-herbicide solutions. Despite the visual attractiveness of the feeding dishes to foragers, 6 of 7 herbicides significantly reduced the incidence of feeding and were judged to be olfactory and gustatory repellents. The most repellent herbicide was 2,4,5-T, which totally inhibited feeding at concns. as low as 1000 p.p.m. The next most repellent was 2,4-DB, followed by linuron, picloram, 2,4-D and monuron.


DOI: 10.4039/ent1111131-10

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