Silicone wristbands as passive samplers in honey bee hives

Bullock, Emma J. and Schafsnitz, Alexis M. and Wang, Chloe H. and Broadrup, Robert L. and Macherone, Anthony and Mayack, Christopher and White, Helen K. (2020) Silicone wristbands as passive samplers in honey bee hives. Veterinary Sciences, 7 (3). ISSN 2306-7381

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The recent decline of European honey bees (Apis mellifera) has prompted a surge in research into their chemical environment, including chemicals produced by bees, as well as chemicals produced by plants and derived from human activity that bees also interact with. This study sought to develop a novel approach to passively sampling honey bee hives using silicone wristbands. Wristbands placed in hives for 24 h captured various compounds, including long-chain hydrocarbons, fatty acids, fatty alcohols, sugars, and sterols with wide ranging octanol-water partition coefficients (Kow) that varied by up to 19 orders of magnitude. Most of the compounds identified from the wristbands are known to be produced by bees or plants. This study indicates that silicone wristbands provide a simple, affordable, and passive method for sampling the chemical environment of honey bees.
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Apis mellifera; Bee; Hive; Passive sampler; Silicone band
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences > Academic programs > Biological Sciences & Bio Eng.
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Depositing User: Christopher Mayack
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2023 12:39
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2023 12:39

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