Largest Bumble Bee kill; EPA Comment period for Cyantraniliprole

Cyantraniliprole is a new proposed seed treatment that has an open comment period to the EPA until July 6, 2013.

To read the EPA environmental fate analysis of Cyantraniliprole select this link:  EPA Risk Assessment of Cyantraniliprole

Pages 68-76 address Cyantraniliprole and honeybees.  Please submit your comments concerning the registration of Cyantraniliprole to the EPA by July 6th at the following link: http://iaspub.epa.gov/apex/pesticides/f?p=CHEMICALSEARCH:3:0::NO:1,3,31,7,12,25:P3_XCHEMICAL_ID:4920

 

Bumblebee-mainebeekeepers.org

50,000 bumblebees were killed in Oregon due to the  cosmetic use of dinotefuran.  A memorial will be held in Oregon this Sunday, June 30, 2013.  For more information about the largest documented bumble bee kill, and the memorial see below.

 

Memorial for 50,000 Bees

Sunday June 30, 2013 at 2:00 PM

In the parking lot of the Wilsonville Target store

25925 SW Heather Place, Wilsonville, OR 97070

A Bee Memorial has been organized in response to the largest documented die-off of bumble bees.  Please join us at the site where an estimated 50,000 bees were killed by humans spraying the toxic pesticide, Safari (manufactured by Valant Professional Products), on or around June 19, 2013. We will memorialize these fallen bees and talk about the current devastation of the bees and their importance to life on Earth.  This event is being coordinated, independently, by people who are saddened by the unnatural deaths of 50,000 bumblebees and deeply concerned by the human activity that is wreaking havoc on bee populations worldwide.   Stay informed by joining this group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/wilsonvillebeesmemorial/ and by joining and sharing the event at https://www.facebook.com/events/171197423057426/ 

 

In the wake of large bee kills, Oregon Dept. of Agriculture takes steps in an abundance of caution; Oregon Dept. of Agriculture restricts use of certain dinotefuran pesticides

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

 

Scott Hoffman Black, Executive Director of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation discusses the recent bee deaths in Oregon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rspfc-vqpzg

 

State investigating death of ‘hundreds’ of bees in Hillsboro days after 50,000 found in Wilsonville

http://www.oregonlive.com/hillsboro/index.ssf/2013/06/state_investigating_death_of_h.html#/0