Title: STUDY OF THE BIO-ACCUMULATION OF PESTICIDES IN APISMELLIFERA IN
SOUSSMASSA REGION (SOUTHERN MOROCCO)
Authors: Aboudlou L.
, Hikamat A.
, Bari S.
, Abbassi M.
, Kaaya A.
and Ait Ichou I.,Morocco
Abstract: The aim of this study is to assess the bioaccumulation of pesticides in the bee Apismellifera living by farming methods in the Souss Massa Region, known as an excellent agricultural area in South of Morocco. The study was conducted on bees collected from five sites in the region (Agadir and Ida Ougnid if considered as a control sites and Sebt El Guerdane, Houara and Taroudant, which are agricultural sites, suspected to be contaminated by pesticides).
Our preliminary results show the presence of pesticides: Neonicotinoids (Acetamiprid and Imidacloprid) and Organophosphorus (ChlorpyrifosEthyl) in samples of bees collected in the Sebt El Guerdane, Houara and Taroudant sites: These results lead to the supposition that behind the appearance of mortality rates, the behavioral and physiological disorders observed in bees in these sites can be probably due to the intoxication by the use of pesticides