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.
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.
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.