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PCT’s October cover story “Pollinator Primer: Why Bee Health Matters” reviewed what PCOs need to know about recent EPA label changes aimed at protecting bee health. This is a rapidly changing issue but this information was current when PCT went to press in early October. Below are research reports discussed in the article.

October 17, 2013

PCT’s October cover story “Pollinator Primer: Why Bee Health Matters” reviewed what PCOs need to know about recent EPA label changes aimed at protecting bee health. This is a rapidly changing issue but this information was current when PCT went to press in early October. Below are research reports discussed in the article.

 

Overview

 

 

http://www.epa.gov/opp00001/ecosystem/pollinator/index.html

http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/registration_review/highlights.htm

http://www.epa.gov/oppfead1/cb/csb_page/updates/2013/pollin-summit.html

http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/ecosystem/pollinator/risk-mgmt.html

 

Pennsylvania State University Center for Pollinator Research

http://ento.psu.edu/pollinators

 

Oregon Department of Agriculture

http://www.oregon.gov/ODA/PEST/Pages/Pollinator.aspx

http://www.oregon.gov/ODA/Pages/news/130627dinotefuran.aspx

 

Portland Tribune Hillsboro bee deaths still a mystery 15 August 2013 http://portlandtribune.com/sl/158985-hillsboro-bee-deaths-still-a-mystery-

 

U.S. House of Reps Proposed Legislation

http://www.pctonline.com/Neonicotinoid-legislation-proposed.aspx

http://blumenauer.house.gov/index.php

 

European Union Ban

http://ec.europa.eu/food/animal/liveanimals/bees/index_en.htm

http://ec.europa.eu/food/animal/liveanimals/bees/neonicotinoids_en.htm

http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/130116.htm

 

Canada http://www.mondaq.com/canada/x/256678/Environmental+Law/The+Silence+Of+The+Bees+Nix+The+Neonics+Sign+The+Petition

 

66% of Canadians support federal ban on neonics http://www.sierraclub.ca/sites/sierraclub.ca/files/poll.pdf

 

Dead bees: More than 30 million found in Canada

http://living.msn.com/life-inspired/the-daily-dose-blog-post?post=360eaab3-d646-40b2-9a98-cc3ee5896cc6>1=32236

 

Pollinator Partnership

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151732194215465&set=a.483301960464.272660.48680445464&type=1&theater

Partners – ORKIN is a partner - http://www.pollinator.org/partners.htm

 

NAPPC

http://pollinator.org/nappc/index.html

 

Natural Resources Defense Council

http://www.nrdc.org/health/pesticides/files/flawed-epa-approval-process-IB.pdf

 

 

Neonicitinoids

 

 

University of Florida – description of neonicotinoids - http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/PI/PI11700.pdf

 

 

Research

 

 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3338325/

http://phys.org/news/2013-07-effects-pesticides-honeybee-health.html

 

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0070182

http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=11350

 

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10807039.2013.831263?tokenDomain=eprints&tokenAccess=R9hBZBEKZz3KPJfJawzp&forwardService=showFullText&doi=10.1080%2F10807039.2013.831263&journalCode=bher20#.UhIgLJLijlB

 

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877343513000493

6 June 2013

 

http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=10858

 

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1365-2664.12111/abstract;jsessionid=7CDB0ED081F4FB728B65729A9EEA676F.d01t01

 

Pesticide Action Network

http://www.panna.org/press-release/beekeepers-and-public-interest-groups-sue-epa-over-bee-toxic-pesticides

 

Sulfoxaflor (Dow AgroSciences)

http://www.epa.gov/oppfead1/cb/csb_page/updates/2013/sulfoxaflor-decision.html

 

 

Other Sources

 

 

http://www.nbcnews.com/science/diesel-throws-honeybees-trying-find-flowers-trail-8C11329860

http://www.bloomberg.com/article/2013-08-15/adZEVqiw0Cxg.html

http://www.acaai.org/allergist/news/Pages/TheRiseofDeadlyInsectStingAllergiesIsThereaCure.aspx

 

http://www.haagendazs.com/Learn/HoneyBees/

 

Washington State Dept of Ag

http://news.heartland.org/newspaper-article/2013/08/16/washington-ag-department-rejects-asserted-pesticide-link-bee-decline

 

Time magazine

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2149141,00.html

 

Friends of the Earth

http://www.foe.org/beeaction

 

Change.org

http://www.change.org/petitions/epa-save-our-bees-and-the-food-we-eat-ban-bayer-s-chemicals-now

 

Organic connections

http://organicconnectmag.com/wp/over-one-million-petition-epa-to-ban-bee-killing-pesticides/

 

Credo Action

http://act.credoaction.com/sign/eu_ban/?sp_ref=830218.4.75.t.0.3&source=tw_sp

 

Avaaz – global petition site

http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_the_bees/

 

Bayer CropScience

http://www.bayercropscience.us/our-commitment/bee-health

http://www.cropscience.bayer.com/en/Media/Press-Releases/2013/Bayer-CropScience-remains-convinced-neonicotinoids-safely-effectively-sustainable-agriculture.aspx

 

Syngenta

www.operationpollinator.com

www.multifunctional-landscapes.eu

www.plightofthebees.com

http://www.syngentacropprotection.com/Env_Stewardship/sustainable_ag/index.aspx?nav=Pollinators_Pesticide_Stewardship

 

Syngenta, Bayer Joint Statement on EU ban

http://www.syngenta.com/global/corporate/en/news-center/news-releases/pages/130328.aspx

 

 

 

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