Ecotoxicological tests of substances are carried out in the SORBOLAB Research Laboratory and chemical products on Red mason bees. They include tests of acute oral toxicity using the method developed on the basis of OECD guideline 213 and Annex Q, EFSA 2013 and acute contact toxicity using the method developed on the basis of OECD 214 and Annex Q, EFSA 2013. Currently, the species Osmia cornuta or Osmia bicornus (Osmia rufa), designated as model species for risk assessment studies for solitary bees, are used in ecotoxicological studies.
The Red mason bee is one of the types of wild solitary bees. Masonry species are used commercially as pollinators in Europe, Asia and North America. They are especially effective in more difficult conditions, replacing the more vulnerable honey bee.
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