Assessment of heavy metal pollution in Córdoba (Spain) by biomonitoring foraging honeybee.
Due to features that make them outstanding environmental bioindicator, colonies of Apis mellifera are being used to study environmental pollution. The primary objective of this research was to use honeybee colonies to identify heavy metals and determine their utility for environmental management. Five stations each with two A. mellifera hives were strategically located in urban, industrial, agricultural and forested areas within the municipality of Córdoba (Spain), and
Gutiérrez M, Molero R, Gaju M, van der Steen J, Porrini C, Ruiz JA. 2015. Assessment of heavy metal pollution in Córdoba (Spain) by biomonitoring foraging honeybee. Environmental Monitoring Assessment 187: 651.