12.6. Examples of application

A wide range of influences on bee performance can be investigated by this method. Treatments may include inoculation or infestation of bees with diseases or parasites and their influence on the behaviour of the bees. We describe in more detail two application examples below. The RFID method is of particular significance for investigations of short- and long-term effects of exposure to agricultural plant protection products or acaricides used in the hive (Decourtye et al., 2011; Schneider et al., 2012). RFID techniques may even have the potential to be included in standard protocols for pesticide registration.