Bees are pollinating insects, which play a key role in the conservation and stability of an ecosystem, and are mainly responsible for the production of various fruits and vegetables. The reduction of the availability of bees to the plants depending on them, may cause limitations in the quantity and quality of those, constituting a serious environmental and social problem.

Ecotoxicological assays, used in regulatory studies, can assess the adverse effects of chemical agents on non-target organisms, when the exposure to these compounds may occurs. The results obtained with these tests can establish the permissible limits of the evaluated compounds, guaranteeing the safe form of their use.

To evaluate the ecotoxicological potential of determined substances in bees, Plantec performs the bioassays:

  • Acute oral toxicity in adult honey bees (OECD 213, 1998)
  • Acute contact toxicity in adult honey bees (OECD 214, 1998)

Moreover, in order to attend the new regulation of IBAMA (Portaria Ibama nº 84, de 15 de outubro de 1996, Instrução normativa nº 2, de 9 de fevereiro de 2017), we also offer the services of:

  • Residual foliage toxicity (OSCPP 850 30 30, 2012)
  • Acute toxicity in bee larvae (OECD 237, 2013)
  • Chronic toxicity in larvae (DRAFTs OECD TG GD bees larval tox rep dose - 2013)
  • Chronic toxicity in bee larvae (DRAFTs OECD TG GD bees larval tox rep dose – 2013)