Preliminary steps

Seeding/planting/pesticide application should follow GAP. Bee colonies should be conducted following Good Beekeeping Practices. A flight entrance observation system (e.g. Floriade), which includes a climate control station as well as bee tracking system, could be placed in the area of testing. It should collect the meteorological data (temperature, relative humidity and rainfall) and provide information about the bees’ activity all along the duration of the trial. Should such a system not be available, alternatives should be found to collect the mentioned data (meteorological data, foraging activity, etc.).