Providing advocacy, guidance and tools for beekeepers to defend their bees from
the detrimental effects of pesticides.
Pollinator Stewardship Council would like to help
Have you experienced a sudden bee kill? Help us help you, and other beekeepers as we work together to defend bees, and collect information to raise awareness of the struggles in the beekeeping industry.
Communication is key to understanding and solving bee kills. Bee kills should also be reported to your State Apiarist as well. Per the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) states do not have to report bee kills to the federal EPA. We will report this bee kill to the federal EPA for you (with your permission).
Fill out the email form below or call us directly to report a bee kill 832-727-9492
Directions: Beekeeper, please complete this online contact form which will be sent to Pollinator Stewardship Council. Only Pollinator Stewardship Council will have access to the information you provide. We will contact you for additional information. Your privacy will be maintained; your information will be compiled with other data submitted to Pollinator Stewardship Council relating to bee kills, but exclude personal information. Statistics collected from submitted bee kill reports may be posted on this website or used in presentations, again maintaining the privacy of each individual beekeeper.
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Symptoms of a pesticide related bee poisoning
Jerky and erratic behavior of workers
Regurgitation—dying bees may form a wet and sticky mass.
Bees appear darker due to a loss of hairs
Loss of adult foragers, presence of only young bees
Large numbers of dying and dead honey bees in front of hives, on the bottom board, and on top bars.
Dry and dead larvae
Sudden and aggressive behavior in the colony
Protecting Honey bees from pesticides: Purdue extension LIST OF BEE TOXIC PESTICIDES
You can file your bee kill directly to federal EPA at this link http://pi.ace.orst.edu/erep/