Insignia – EU

Honey bee colonies are excellent bio-samplers of biological material such as nectar and pollen, together with plant pathogens and non-biological material such as pesticides or airborne contamination.


INSIGNIA-EU is an exciting international collaborative project led by scientists from eleven organisations in ten countries, which aims to design and test an innovative, non-invasive, scientifically proven citizen science environmental monitoring protocol using honey bee colonies for the detection of pesticides, microplastics, heavy metals, and air pollutants.

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