Pesticides Quiz
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In most instances, if the LD50 of a pesticide is 0.175 micrograms/bee, we would expect that 0.17 lab/acre (0.2 kg/ha) of this pesticide would kill 50% of the bees foraging in the treated field at the time of application or shortly afterwards. True or False?
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Which of the following has contributed to killing or weakening colonies as a result of the use of malathion for mosquito and other insect control?
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When bees are out in the field, capsules of what pesticide can become attached electrostatically to the pollen-collecting hairs of the insects and at times collected by the bees purposefully?
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The key to protecting honey bees from pesticides is constant communication fostered by trust on the part of all involved: beekeeper, grower, applicator, extension workers, and government officials. True or False?
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Some pesticides that are harmful to honey bees can be formulated in such a way that they are less harmful to bees. True or False?
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During which developmental phase is a honey bee MOST susceptible to pesticide poisoning?
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When is the best time of day for a grower to apply pesticides to minimize the risk to honey bee colonies nearby?
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Which of the following steps can be taken to protect bees from pesticides?
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Although "house" bees remain in the hive to care for brood and to clean the hive, they can still become poisoned by contaminated pollen that is collected in the field, brought back, and stored in the hive. True or False?
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In what way does Carbarl (Sevin®) affect honey bees?
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