ARPHA Preprints, doi: 10.3897/arphapreprints.e112175
PoshBee Toolbox: A portfolio of high quality methodologies, tools, and practice guides for pollinators
expand article infoMark Brown, Philippe Bulet§, Marie-Pierre Chauzat|, Alexandra-Maria Klein, Anina Knauer#, Marika Mand¤, Denis Michez«, Francesco Nazzi», Robert Paxton˄, Oliver Schweiger˅, Jane C. Stout¦, Orlando Yanezˀ, Simon Pottsˁ
‡ Royal Holloway University of London, London, United Kingdom§ Université Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France| ANSES, Paris, France¶ University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany# WBF-Agroscope, Zurich, Switzerland¤ Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu, Estonia« University of Mons, Bruxelles, Belgium» University of Udine, Udine, Italy˄ Halle University, Halle, Germany˅ UFZ: Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH - UFZ, Leipzig, Germany¦ Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Irelandˀ University of Bern, Bern, Switzerlandˁ University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom
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Policies and management practices for managed bees and other pollinators are increasingly reliant on the availability of high quality data in order to inform them. This in turn requires the widespread adoption of state-of-the-art standardised methods and approaches so that new data and knowledge are both robust and trustworthy. The PoshBee project has developed, tested, and validated a wide range of new tools. These include, but are not limited to: experimental protocols, monitoring tools, technological tools and practice guides. The wide scale application of these, and other tools will help ensure that researchers, risk assessors, policymakers, beekeepers, and agri-food industry are producing data to the highest standards in a way that increases comparability and transparency.
Pollinators, Bees, Management practices