The Residues and Enrichment of the Bactericide Benomyl in Bees and Honey

Junjun Dai, Tao Fan, Rui Shu, Jian Liu, Lili Zhang, Yuping Zhang, Ming Chen, Guoqing Wei


Chalk brood is a kind of fungal infectious disease commonly happened in Apis mellifera colony, which is frequently treated by benomyl. The benomyl residues were detected by liquid chromatogram-tendem mass spectrometry (LC-MS) in this research. The chromatograms showed that carbendazim residues could be detected in both the benomyl-treated bees and its honey. The results suggested that the added benomyl had been decomposed into carbendazim, and the carbendazim contents in the benomyl-treated bees and honey were 14.3 ㎎/kg and 21.1 ㎎/kg respectively, which demonstrated that there was the significant enrichment of carbendazim in bees and honey. The results of this research could provided a reference for potential application of bactericide, such as benomyl and carbendazim in apiculture production, as well as the quality safety management of bee products in the future.

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