Bee kills reported to us

ARIZONA
Date: 3-29-16
State: Arizona
Type of bee: Italians
Number of colonies: one hive; adult foragers and brood were killed
Due to: There is a nursery a half mile away.Beekeeper surveyed county-wide nursery and plant sellers and all of them sold bee attractive plants treated with neonicotinoids.
Did State investigate: no

Date: 1-22-2014
State: Arizona
Type of bee: Mixed genetics of Honey bees
Number of colonies: 78
Due to: An herbicide has been applied to weeds around ranch edges, suspect leftover pesticide for lettuce remained in sprayer and got mixed with herbicide and pyrethroid.  Hives too damaged to fulfill pollination commitment on alfalfa.
Did state investigate?  no

Date: 6-24-13
State: Arizona
Type of bee: Italian
Number of colonies: 30
Due to: cyfluthrin, cyano; clethodim sprayed on cotton and alfalfa
Did state investigate? no

Date: 9-16-13
State: Arizona
Type of bee: Italian honey bees
Number of colonies: 49
Due to: bees foraging in riparian area, within forage range of watermelon, possibly a “post harvest spray for white flies drifted to forage area.
Did state investigate: “waste of time” to contact State

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ARKANSAS
Date: July 1-Aug. 28, 2013
State: Arkansas
Type of bee: Russian honey bees
Number of colonies: 6000  (this is NOT a typo)
Due to:  Dicrotophos;  Sulfoxaflor
Did State investigate: not reported to State

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CALIFORNIA

Date:3-31-17
State: California
Type of bee: mixed
Number of colonies: 2000
Due to: Insect growth regulators
Did State investigate: no

Date: 2-26-16
State: California
Type of bee: mixed stock
Number of colonies: 1
Due to: unknown
Did State investigate: no

Date: 12-8-15
State: California
Type of bee: partially Africanized feral bees
Number of colonies:  1 nuc, 1 full hive: colonies lost adult bees, queen stopped laying.
Due to: The entire LA basin has been targeted with West Nile and dengue fever alerts so this kind of spraying and monitoring of “green swimming pools” has been fierce.   Local Vector Control has been struggling to keep up with the green pools and disease monitoring.  This is the second time for a bee kill on the same colony located under the Jacaranda tree at my home.   In July, 2014, this colony, which was 3 strong deeps at the time, suffered a loss of two thirds of its population.   The queen did not lay for 2 weeks, but eventually, the hive recovered.   This second incident has been smaller.     This colony was from a large swarm, installed 12/3/12.    At the time of this most recent kill incident, it was 3 deeps and a medium and is full of honey.

Did State investigate: County inspector sent no one to investigate; beekeeper has collected evidence and is sending it for analysis at their own personal expense.

Date:  11-11-15
State: California
Type of bee:  mixed
Number of colonies: 2
Due to: unknown-bees located on a 10 acre organic farm
Did State investigate: no

Date: Aug. 18-30, 2015
State: California
Type of bee: feral honey bees from swarms
Number of colonies: 2
Due to: Agricultural area to west and east of beekeeper’s apiary featuring row crops, wine grapes. Also, a house was tented and treated for termites 2 weeks ago a few blocks from this apiary.  Bees were found in convulsing in circles on the ground around the hive. Two inches of dead bees inside one hive, thousands of dead bees surrounding the hive.   There have been NO wildfires near this apiary.  Second hive in apiary is now weak due to a loss of foragers.
Did State investigate: No.  Beekeeper did not report to State as local ordinances prohibit beekeeping.

Date: April 2015
State: California
Type of bee: swarms, feral honey bees caught and placed into hives on a number of properties in a neighborhood in Los Angeles
Number of colonies: 6
Due to: possibly due to pesticide applications in citrus being done by the County
Did State investigate: yes

Date: 2-25-14
State: California
Type of bee: Italians and Carnolians
Number of colonies: 220
Due to: pesticide and herbicide spray in almonds and alfalfa; registered hives to be notified of any pesticide applications—was not notified.
Did State investigate: not reported

Date: 3-13-14
State: California
Type of bee: Italians and Caucasians
Number of colonies:  87 colonies lost adult bees, brood born dying and deformed.
Due to: beekeeper stated the following products had been applied in the orchard: thiophanate-methyl and propiconazole,alkyl aryl polyoxyethylene phosphate esters and ethyl carboxylic acid, phosphoric acid, dimethylpolysiloxane, ammoniacal nitrogen, nitrate nitrogen, urea nitrogen, calcium,magnesium, boron, copper, iron, manganese, molybedenum, zinc, liquid seaweed.
Did State investigate: in process

Date: March 2014
State: California
Type of bee: honey bee
Number of colonies: 948
Due to: pesticides in almond orchard
Did State investigate: Certified Pesticide Applicator took photos and reviewed damage to colonies.

Date: March 2014
State: California
Type of bee: honey bee
Number of colonies: 1000
Due to: pesticide exposure in almonds
Did State investigate: no

Date: March 2014
State: California
Type of bee: Italians
Number of colonies: 1500
Due to: tank mix of pesticides on bloom
Did State investigate: Did not report to CDPR; reported damage to grower who terminated beekeeper’s pollination contract for next year. Contract had a clause stating $20 would be paid per damaged hive; no remittance made for damages.

Date: March 2014
State:  California
Type of bee: honey bee
Number of colonies: 2000
Due to: pesticide exposure in almond orchard
Did State investigate: report was filed with the state: lab analysis was completed showing:  Coumaphos 2.9ppb, cyprodinil 6.6 ppb  (fungicide), diflubenzuron  184 ppb, esfenvalerate   trace, fenbuconazole   1060 ppb   (fungicide), fluvalinate   trace, methoxyfenozide  1280 ppb  (IGR), pyriproxyfen   391 ppb   (IGR)

Date: March 2014
State: California
Type of bee: honey bee
Number of colonies: 2300
Due to: pesticide use in almond orchard
Did State investigate:  no report filed

Date: March 2014
State: California
Type of bee: honey bees
Number of colonies: 200
Due to: pesticide use on alfalfa field adjacent to almond orchard where beekeeper was contracted to pollinate
Did State investigate: did not file report

Date: March 2014
State: California
Type of bee:  honey bees
Number of colonies:  896
Due to: a tank mix used in almond orchard
Did State investigate: report filed with Stanislaus County

Date: March 2014
State: California
Type of bee: Italians
Number of colonies: 25 hives
Due to: bifenthrin application in almonds and alfalfa
Did State investigate: no

Date: March 24, 2014
State: California
Type of bee: Carnolians
Number of colonies: 500
Due to: spray on alfalfa and neighboring almond field (not the field beekeeper was contracted to pollinate)- some field bees still in hive, lost a generation of brood
lost many adult  bees, piles of dead bees on bottom boards. Continue to lose 10% of remaining 9500 hives.
Did State investigate: not reported

Date: June 23, 2014
State: California
Type of bee: Italians
Number of colonies: 36; 8 dead outright
Due to: foliar application of dimethoate against the label directive
Did State investigate:  Did not report to CDPR.  Grower moved his leaf-cutter bees out, and did not tell beekeeper to move honey bees.  Within 3 days of pesticide application eight hives were dead, the remaining hives suffered 40% loss of adult foragers. Farmer has agreed to purchase the dead and remaining hives from the beekeeper.

Date: May 2013
State: California
Type of bee: wild honey bees, native bees, frogs, fish, trees
Number of colonies: one wild colony of honey bees, various numbers of other terrestrial and aquatic organisms.  All of the insects on the property slowly declined and disappeared on this rural property, no fish in the ponds, few frogs, pine tree died, grapevines died. Pond water was tested and found to have 88 ppbs of aluminum in the second pond. Tested the rain, and aluminum and barium also appeared.
Due to: aerial solar radiation mgmt..
Did State investigate: NCRS-USDA

Date: 7-15-13
State: California
Type of bee: Italian
Number of colonies: 48
Due to: cyfluthrin, cyano; clethodim sprayed on cotton
Did state investigate:  no

Date: 8-1-13
State: California
Type of bee: Italian
Number of colonies: 44
Due to: dictrophos, crotonamide sprayed on cotton and alfalfa
Did state investigate:  no

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COLORADO
Date: 6-15-16
State: Colorado
Type of bee: survivor stock
Number of colonies: 1
Due to: caught a large, active swarm that must have been poisoned. Six days later there were a lot of dead bees near the entrance, 80% of the bees were dead. I noticed many bees attempting to fly out of the hive appearing stupified, disoriented, jerky with erratic behavior. They would fall into a clump of dead bees and attempt to fly, but couldn’t. Some crawled, but most could not even maintain enough composure to stay upright.
Did State investigate: no

Date: 7-9-16
State: Colorado
Type of bee: mix of breeds
Number of colonies:  3
Due to: The hives are a few yards from a main road. Within the last few days something occurred that has caused all three hives to die off. Most bees are dead surrounding the hives. Inspected inside and those that remain are twitching and disoriented.
Did State investigate: no

Date: April 2015
State: Boulder, Colorado

Number of colonies: 6
Due to:  Application of pesticide INDOXACARB applied to alfalfa via a ground rig.  Apiary located a few hundred yards from alfalfa field.  Beekeeper contacted 4-23-15 that field was to be sprayed.  Next day in the early morning the hive entrances were closed by the beekeeper.  Applicator still spraying field at 10:30 a.m. Beekeeper reports label violation to Pesticide Control Official.  4-25-15 hives heavily damaged due to pesticide exposure.  6.5 pounds of dead bees removed from bottom board of hives.
Did State investigate: Applicator stated he reported it to the State; State did investigate.

Date: April 2015
State: Colorado
Type of bee: Carnolian, Minnesota/Russian hybrid
Number of colonies: 2
Due to: TANK MIX that included ammonium salt of imazamox: 2-[4,5-dihydro-4-methyl-4-(1-methylethyl)-
5-oxo-1H-imidazol-2-yl]-5-(methoxymethyl)-3-pyridinecarboxylic acid
Did State investigate: reported, but no investigation

Date: April 2015
State: Colorado
Type of bee: variety of breeds
Number of colonies: on-going damage
Due to: Indoxacarb- (S)-methyl 7-chloro-2,5-dihydro-2[[(methoxycarbonyl)-[4(trifluoromethoxy)
phenyl]amino]carbonyl]indeno[1,2-e][1,3,4]oxadiazine-4a(3H)-carboxylate
Did State investigate: reported, investigation

Date: April 2015
State: Colorado
Type of bee: survivor stock
Number of colonies: 1- hundreds of dead bees along the front steps of the Masonic Temple
Due to: unknown
Did State investigate: not reported

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FLORIDA
Date: 9-29-16

State: Florida

Type of bee: honey bees

Number of colonies: unknown

Due to: City spraying for mosquitoes

Did State investigate: report with EPA—see video links

Video 1  https://youtu.be/YKf6TCRXBwY

Video 2 https://youtu.be/mzi72xO1E64

 

Date: 12-6-13
State: Florida
Type of bee: Italian honey bees
Number of colonies: 21 dead outright, 119 dead brood, loss of foragers
Due to:  imidacloprid- foliar application in citrus grove
Did State investigate: yes.  Beekeeper received verbal pesticide load status of 2435 ppb and 1600 ppb of imidacloprid in dead bees.

Date: Dec. 2014
State: FL
Type of bee: Italians
Number of colonies:  31 totally lost (beekeeper keeps bees on his own 40 acres, but near-by citrus grove pesticide applications have been damaging his bees)
Due to: foliar applications in citrus
Did State investigate: yes

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ILLINOIS
Date: 9-1-16
State: Illinois
Type of bee: Italian
Number of colonies: 3
Due to: utility company spraying herbicides on right-of-way
Did State investigate: report filed

Date: 8-24-16
State: Illinois
Type of bee: Italian
Number of colonies: 45
Due to: roadways and utility right of ways sprayed with herbicides with Milestone, Garlan 3A, and Streamline products.
Did State investigate: filed report

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KENTUCKY
Date: 8-7-14
State: KY
Type of bee:  A Beekeeper
Number of colonies:  one human
Due to: Metsulfuron methyl (herbicide)
A beekeeper and gardener, was in her yard dead-heading flowers, when she saw the Kentucky State truck driving down the road spraying for weeds.  She walked into the street to flag them down.  She was waving her arms to get their attention, she was motioning for them to cut off the truck engine and to stop spraying.  She was facing the truck, the truck was driving toward her.  The truck did not stop, the workers did not cease their spraying, instead laughing at the woman and spraying her with the herbicide.  The road to her house is a dead-end, so the truck had to be backed up and turned around.  The applicators continued to spray her, and laugh at her. The beekeeper experienced burning on her skin, and got into the shower to wash off the herbicides, when she became short of breath she asked a relative to take her to the emergency room. The beekeeper contacted the State of Kentucky and they delivered to her the MSDS sheet on what herbicide was sprayed.  The following month the State mowed the weeds along her road.  No reports were made to EPA or the KY Dept. of Agriculture in 2014.  The Pollinator Stewardship Council learned of this incident in March 2015.  We assisted the beekeeper in filing a report with EPA and the pesticide manufacturer, Dupont.  The KY State Dept. of Agriculture has contacted the beekeeper concerning this incident.

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MASSACHUSETTS
Date: Sept. 2012
State: Massachusetts
Type of bee: Survivor stock
Number of colonies: 2
Due to: mosquito spray of sumithrin and prallethrin
Did State investigate: reported, but no investigation

Date: Aug.-Sept. 2014
State: Massachusetts
Type of bee: Survivor stock
Number of colonies: 10
Due to: Round Up applied to potato crop as a dessicant
Did State investigate: not reported

Date: May 2015
State: Massachusetts
Type of bee: Carpenter bees
Number of colonies:  20-50 individual native bees
Due to: unknown
Did State investigate: not reported to state

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MINNESOTA

Date:5-6-17
State: Minnesota
Type of bee: Apis mellifera
Number of colonies: 28
Due to: dust off of pesticides coated on corn seed
Did State investigate:yes

Date: 5-10-17    
State: Minnesota
Type of bee: apis mellifera
Number of colonies:  40
Due to: dust off of pesticides coated on corn seed
Did State investigate: yes

Date: 4-5-16
State: Minnesota
Type of bee: mixed
Number of colonies: 300
Due to: Bees were in almonds for paid pollination near Escalon CA.  at the intersection of State hwy. 120 and Carrolton St.  My bee manager observed a spray rig spraying the peach orchard just across the road from my bees at 8:00am.  Peaches were in 40-50% bloom, almonds were down to 20% bloom at that time. When bees were picked up from almonds the hives from that area were noted as weaker bees, less bees at the entrance.  Upon inspection of the bees after almonds, I observed spotty brood, reduced populations and a great increase in drone laying colonies in that bunch.
Did State investigate: no report filed

Date: 7-18-16
State: Minnesota
Type of bee: black carnies, and mixes of breeds—using local queens
Number of colonies: 2000
Due to: Lorsban
Did State investigate: yes, state collected evidence after a hard rain and found only trace amounts of pesticide.  Active ingredient used is found in Lorsban.  Beekeeper recycles their old combs.  Another beekeeper caught two applicators spraying in the middle of the day with Grizzley near the beekeepers’ bee yards.  Clover under alfalfa was sprayed.

Date: July 26, 2015
State: Minnesota
Type of bee: Italian  and MN Hybrid honey bees
Number of colonies: 2
Due to:  foliar spray of chlorpyrifos onto blooming soybeans in the middle of the day
Did state investigate? contact was made by beekeeper; inspector on vacation  and will return in one week

Date: 5-7-2013
State: Minnesota
Type of bee: Italian Honey bees
Number of colonies: 1312
Due to: air borne dust on willows from corn planting in nearby corn field
Did state investigate?  Yes

Date: 5-15-2013
State: Minnesota
Type of bee: Carniolan honey bees
Number of colonies 2000
Due to: air borne dust from corn planting
Did state investigate?  yes

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MISSISSIPPI
Date: June 19, 2014
State: Mississippi
Type of bee: Russian and survivor stock
Number of colonies: one
Due to: possible mosquito spray by City which occurred prior the bee kill
Did State investigate: Representative collected a four day old sample of dead bees only.

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MISSOURI
Date: Oct. 7, 2015
State: Missouri
Type of bee: Italian honey bees
Number of colonies: 3
Due to:  Applicator applied lactofen with other unknown pesticides within 10 feet of bee hives. Pesticides used on soybeans, but bees on site to pollinate vegetables, and produce honey.
Did State investigate: not reported to State

Date: June 2014
State: Missouri
Type of bee: Carnolian
Number of colonies: 2
Due to: farmer sprayed field, and another field was tilled. The no-till field was then sprayed with a pesticide, and two hives died. The brood was encased in their cells, and/ or emerged dead.
Did State investigate: State entomologist did not return beekeeper’s phone calls.

Date: July 1-Aug. 28, 2013
State: Missouri
Type of bee: Russian honey bees
Number of colonies: 1000
Due to:  Dicrotophos;  Sulfoxaflor
Did State investigate: not reported to State

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NEW JERSEY
Date: 7-13-13
State: New Jersey
Type of bee: Carnolian
Number of colonies: 2
Due to: bees showed symptoms of pesticide exposure: mosquito abatement in neighborhood 2 nights prior
Did State investigate: no report filed with State

Date: 7-29-13 and 7-30-13
State: New Jersey
Type of bee: Italian Hygienic
Number of colonies: 19
Due to: mosquito abatement
Did state investigate: yes

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NEW YORK
Date: 6-10-16
State: New York
Type of bee: Italians and Carniolans
Number of colonies:480
Due to:
Did State investigate:  yes. This beekeeper sent samples to Beltsville,  few Varroa, little Nosema, and no tracheal.    He vaporized for mites this spring.  His bees have been treated.  And he had his hives checked and a health certificate was issued.  He has all new equipment.   State apiarist has a record that his hives have been healthy.

Date: end of March 2014
State: New York
Type of bee: survivor bees
Number of colonies: 7
Due to: bees located near corn; plenty of food for winter; hives contained a lot of pollen
Did State investigate: yes

Date: March 10, 2014
State: New York
Type of bee: Carniolans
Number of colonies: 14
Due to: bees near corn, hives full of honey
Did State investigate: reported to USDA

Date: 5-20-13
State: New York
Type of bee: Italian honey bees
Number of colonies: 300
Due to: dust from corn planting; pesticide in apple orchards
Did state investigate?  Yes

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NORTH CAROLINA
Date: January 2013
State: North Carolina
Type of bee: Russians and Italians
Due to:  Beekeepers had 3 colonies on own land, but nearby farmer planted canola for the first time. Farmer applied foliar spray and beekeeper lost adult foragers.  Beekeeper lost all three hives of Russian bees beekeeper had since 2008.  Beekeeper obtained two nucs was able to split them to make a third hive and when soybeans were planted and a foliar spray applied she lost two of these three hives.
Did State investigate:  County Ag agent offered no advice or support to beekeeper.

Date: 8-2-13
State: North Carolina
Type of bee: Russian honey bees
Number of colonies: 60
Due to:  thifensulfuron-methyl
Did State investigate: yes.  Application made during the day.  Beekeeper provided contact information so he could be notified of pesticide applications.  Beekeeper observed pesticide applications in the fields the next day, and was not notified.

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OHIO
Date: 5-27-16
State: Ohio
Type of bee: mixed stock
Number of colonies: 1200-1400 colonies
Due to: The local fields had dried up and Monday corn planting started, Tuesday heavy corn planting, Wed. bees started dying.  Loss of splits, loss of future bee sales, loss of honey crop equals $100K loss to beekeeper.  This is worst time of the season to get hit with this loss.
Did State investigate: yes, as did Ohio State Univ. bee researcher.  State Apiarist has confirmed he has quality bees.

Date: 5-29-16
State: Ohio
Type of bee: survivor stock
Number of colonies: 2
Due to: unknown
Did State investigate: no

Date: July 6, 2015
State: Ohio
Type of bee: new package of bees installed in April that were thriving
Number of colonies: 1
Due to:  probable pesticide application to soybeans
Did state investigate? not contacted; notified EPA through state beekeeping assn. website link

Date: May 2014
State: Ohio
Type of bee: Italians and Carnolians
Number of colonies: 25
Due to: corn planting dust
Did State investigate: yes: samples taken by OSU Extension and State Apiarist

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OKLAHOMA
Date: June 10, 2015
State: Oklahoma
Type of bee: Italian honey bees
Number of colonies: 9
Due to: Land to the south of beekeeper’s land was sprayed for weeds with 2-4-d. The crop-duster also sprayed the beekeeper’s land. Within 3 days three of the established bee hives were gone. Since that event, 6 more hives have died/left their established boxes. Three remaining hives still have some bees, but they will not survive the winter. Beekeeper called the Sheriff while the spraying was taking place and also contacted the EPA. The sheriff was able to contact the crop-duster and he stopped spraying the beekeeper’s land but most of it was already contaminated. EPA sent an inspector the following week and the beekeeper was notified on November 12 that they “had recovered 2-4-d on my property.” A warning letter was sent to the spray applicator. The applicator said that 2-4-d did not harm bees and they followed EPA guidelines. Beekeeper’s property is registered with the State as a bee apiary. At the time of this event the wind was calm but blowing from the SE. The tops of several of the beekeeper’s trees lost their leaves. Also a three year-old fruit tree died, along with all of the persimmon trees. Most of the blackberry bushes and the plants in the garden also died.
Did State investigate: yes. Beekeeper is awaiting report from EPA from their investigation.

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OREGON
Date: 6-19-13
State: Oregon
Type of bee: Bumble Bee
Number of colonies: 50,000+ individual bumble bees
Due to:  Dinotefuran applied to linden trees

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PENNSYLVANIA
Date: 3-19-14
State: Pennsylvania
Type of bee: Italian
Number of colonies: 1500
Due to: After pollinating oranges, blueberries, and cranberries, beekeeper returned to Pennsylvania to goldenrod on wild land for honey production.  Colonies began to crash with 1,350 colonies dying by the end of August 2013.  Beekeeper usually produced 60-100 barrels of honey, but hives only produced 15 barrels of honey.  150 hives remained and were doing well into November.  As of today all 150 colonies are dead.
Did State investigate: no, reported to EPA

Date: 8-10-13
State: Pennsylvania
Type of bee: Italian
Number of colonies: 5
Due to: herbicides sprayed on weeds along utility right of way
Did State investigate: yes

Date: first week of August 2013
State: Pennsylvania
Type of bee: Russian honey bees
Number of colonies: 2  (dead fish in farm pond as well)
Due to:  pesticide application to soy beans
Did State investigate: not reported to State, as beekeeper has not received a report for his last reported bee kill.

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SOUTH DAKOTA
Date: April 2015
State: South Dakota
Type of bee: Italians
Number of colonies: 4,000
Due to: corn planting dust off
Did State investigate: yes

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UTAH
Date: June 5, 2013
State: Utah
Type of bee: Italian honey bees
Number of colonies: 32 total colonies (queen bank, 9-10 nucs)
Due to: foliar spray of  Zeta-Cypermethrin applied  during the day.  Beekeeper was given 30 minute notice of application.
Did State investigate: yes

Date: June 6 & 7 & 13, 2013
State: Utah
Type of bee: Italian honey bees
Number of colonies: 566
Due to:  foliar spray for grasshoppers was applied on windy days
Did state investigate? Yes

Date: 6-20-13
State: Utah
Type of bee: Italian
Number of colonies: 48
Due to: pesticides for grasshoppers
Did State investigate: yes

Date: 6-26-13
State: Utah
Type of bee: Italians
Number of colonies: 48
Due to: pesticide symptoms shown by affected bees
Did State investigate: yes

Date: 7-15-13
State: Utah
Type of bee: Italians
Number of colonies: 64
Due to: alfalfa crop sprayed during bloom
Did State investigate:  yes

Date: 8-19-13
State: Utah
Type of bee: Italian
Number of colonies: 32
Due to: State still spraying for grasshoppers
Did State investigate: yes

Date: 6-21-15
State: Utah
Type of bee: Italian
Number of colonies: 192
Due to: honey bees contracted by hay seed grower; neighboring field applied pesticide two days after bees placed for contracted pollination in adjacent field.  Neighboring field was not owned by grower who contracted honey bees for crop pollination.
Did State investigate: no

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VIRGINIA
Date: 8-7-16
State:  Virginia
Type of bee: local mixed stock
Number of colonies: 2
Due to: pesticide smell to hive, the bottom of the hive is full of dead bees, remaining bees are very lethargic, some of the bees died while in the comb.
Did State investigate: no

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WEST VIRGINIA
Date: 4-15-13
State: West Virginia
Type of bee: Carnolian
Number of colonies: 2
Due to: utility company sprayed for weeds
Did State investigate:  no report filed with State; Bee inspector advised of incident

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WISCONSIN
Date: End of Feb. 2014
State: Wisconsin
Type of bee: Italians and survivor bees
Number of colonies: 4
Due to: Bees were fat and sassy going into winter, with plenty of food remaining in the hive. Bees located near a Christmas tree farm, corn, and soy fields.
Did State investigate: reported to USDA

Date: 7-4-13
State: Wisconsin
Type of bee: Italian honey bees
Number of colonies:  one, loss a adult foragers, larvae died for two cycles, then started to come back.
Due to: fungicide on strawberries at a pick-your-own site where people got sprayed and felt a “burning sensation on their skin.”
Did State investigate:  not contacted

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WYOMING
Date: 7-13-15
State: Wyoming
Type of bee: Italian
Number of colonies: 2
Due to: State sprayed for mosquitoes using 1,2-dibromo-2, 2-dichloro ethyl dimethyl phosphate across areas where yellow clover was in bloom. Beekeeper was notified prior to spray application.  Spray application done at 7 p.m. PRIOR to sunset.  Next morning the field force of honey bees were returning to the hive and dying having encountered the residual toxicity of the pesticide.
Did State investigate: they were notified

 

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