4.3.5.2.9.3. Interpretation of residual information

The information of the residue content in the nectar and pollen brought back to the control and treatment colonies allows one to determine the quality of the control. Additionally, it would provide an estimation of the level of exposure and the comparison of the level of contaminated and non-contaminated food arriving to each colony.

The results of the residue analyses of larvae and dead bees from the trap would provide an indication of the level of exposure that in-hive individuals face. The result of the residue analyses of in-hive stored pollen and honey and the wax would provide an indication of the level of exposure of in-hive bees and of a potential long-term exposure.

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