SynTech Spain contributes to global Bee Health Unit training

SynTech Spain has a long experience in honeybee studies

SynTech Spain has a long experience in honeybee studies

The Ecotoxicology Department of SynTech Spain has long experience in honeybee studies, and has contributed to the Company’s Bee Health Unit initiative by creating a training video on how to conduct acute toxicity studies with candidate chemicals on honeybees.

The SynTech Spain Ecotox team - Eva Garzón, Silvia Aucejo, Amparo Aguilar and Esther Debón

The SynTech Spain Ecotox team – Eva Garzón, Silvia Aucejo, Amparo Aguilar and Esther Debón

Produced by Esther Debón, the seven-minute video shows the team conducting all stages of the studies (to the relevant OECD Guidelines 213 and 214), from collection of worker bees from the hives, through treatment to assessment of effects.  It won the SynTech 2013 Training Video prize, and will be used as part of SynTech’s global training for its country units conducting SynTech’s pollinator study laboratory programmes.