First B-GOOD workshop about new technologies for beekeeping
On 26 May B-GOOD held its workshop about new technologies for beekeeping. The event titled "Hands-on neonicotinoid detection using the dual-channel neonicotinoid lateral flow device prototype" was organised by Wageningen Food Safety Research and focused on the presentation of the dual channel neonicotinoid lateral flow device prototype.
Photo: B-GOOD partners performs sample extraction and lateral flow immunoassay for the detection of neonicotinoids
The event took place online and was targeted at B-GOOD partners. The participants in the workshop were shipped a set of lateral flow devices (LFD) and during the workshop received instructions for on-site measurement with it. The participants performed sample extraction and lateral flow immunoassay for the detection of neonicotinoids, which was followed by a discussion of the results and feedback.
Photo: B-GOOD partners performing sample extraction and lateral flow immunoassay for the detection of neonicotinoids
The LFD technology is being developed within B-GOOD, and it aims to provide an efficient tool for rapid detection for neonicotinoid contamination. Each neonicotinoid LFD comes with two channels - for imidacloprid and acetamiprid. When performing the test, two drops of the sample should be applied in each channel. The LFD develops for about 10 minutes.
A detailed explanation on the workings of the LFD is provided here.