Through this daily activity, honey bees bioaccumulate all kinds of molecules and particles, on the surface of their bodies or internally, both from the atmosphere and the environment. The analysis of the compounds accumulated allows to assess the level of the overall environmental contamination in the foraging area (up to 3km around the hives).
What indicators can you obtain ?
We perform the following environmental contamination analyses :
- trace metals (TMEs),
- combustion residues (PAHs),
- PCBs, fine particles
This service, named APIDIAG®, can be complementary to other biomonitoring campaigns (lichens, mosses).
will allow you to obtain reliable and accessible indicators of the global quality of your environment and to implement improvement
and awareness actions for your stakeholders.
Thus, these indicators can be used to obtain your certifications (ISO14001; HVE; organic for example) or labels (BeeFriendly; companies committed to nature - act4nature of the French Office for Biodiversity).