Funded by AgriFutures Honey Bee & Pollination Program, researchers at the University of Adelaide have investigated the impact of fungicides on bees. They found that most fungicides are relatively harmless when used on their own. However, some fungicides weaken the bees’ immune system, and mixing insecticides and fungicides is likely to result in a mix that is toxic for bees. This fact sheet provides best practice advice based on their findings for the pollination of canola. See below for links to fact sheets for fungicides and bees in almonds and fungicides and bees in apples and pears.
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