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Neonicotinoid Comment Period Extended

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the comment period for the recently released neonicotinoid risk assessments until April 20, 2018. This is an opportunity for the public to comment on the preliminary ecological and human health assessments for clothianidin, thiamthoxam, and dinotufuran, and ecological risk assessment for imidacloprid.

 

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Some Positive Buzz about Honey Bee Numbers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a positive report on honey bee colonies this past spring. The number of commercial U.S. honey bee colonies was 2.89 million as of April 1–3% more colonies than during the same time frame in 2016. The total number of honey bee colonies lost was[…]

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