Regulatory Issues

​Bee aware of bees and linden trees

2015 Pesticide Advisory: Bees and Linden Trees

Reminder about ODA's 2015 law prohibiting the use of any product containing the neonicotinoid insecticides dinotefuran, clothianidin, imidacloprid, or thiamethoxam, regardless of application method, on linden trees, basswood trees or other Tilia species. Document

Pollinators

Pollinators are extremely important to Oregon's agricultural community, pollinating many crops. Oregon is proactive in protecting bees and other pollinators and currently requires specific label language prohibiting the use of the neonicotinoid pesticides, dinotefuran and imidacloprid, on linden, basswood and Tilia species trees.

At the federal level, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has required special label restrictions to neonicotinoid pesticides in order to protect pollinators. The active ingredients that will have special label language are as follows:

Clothianidin

Dinotefuran

Imidacloprid

Thiamethoxam​

Brochures

10 Ways to Protect Bees from Pesticides

10 Ways to Protect Bees from Pesticides brochure

Bumble Bees, Trees, and Neonicotinoids (2015)

Bumble Bees, Trees, and Neonicotinoids brochure

Protecting Pollinators from Pesticides

How to protect pollinators from pesticides brochure

 ​​Videos

Las abejas están en peligro ("The bees are in danger," a public service announcement in Spanish)

Las Abejas están en Peligro vídeo

Los pesticidas son una amenaza real para las abejas (Pesticides are a real threat to bees, a public service announcement in Spanish)

Los pesticidas son una amenaza real para las abejas vídeo

Pollination and Protecting Pollinators video

Video produced by Washington State University Extension. Pollinators video

​​​​Other resources

Alternatives to Neonicotinoid Insecticides (except for acetamiprid) for Use on Landscape Ornamentals

Document

Alternatives to Neonicotinoid Insecticides for Use in Nurseries

Document

EPA - Information on Residue Toxicity Time for Growers and Beekeepers

EPA data to use as a means of gauging the relative lengths of time that pesticide products may remain toxic to bees. Website

EPA pollinator protection information

Pollinator information

How to Reduce Bee Poisoning from Pesticides (PNW 591)

Sudy material for some pesticide exams. How to protect pollinators. Website

National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC)

Website

Neonicotinoid Pesticides and Honey Bees fact sheet

Information provided by Washington State University Extension. Fact sheet

Oregon State Beekeepers Association

Swarm collection and bee and beekeeping information Website

Pesticide products containing clothianidin and thiamethoxam registered in Oregon

Pesticide products containing clothianidin and thiamethoxam registered in Oregon labeled for use on ornamentals and trees grown in landscapes and/or nurseries. Use on linden/tilia spp. is prohibited. Document

Pollination and Protecting Bees and Other Pollinators

Information produced by Washington State University Extension. Document

Preventing or Mitigating Potential Negative Impacts of Pesticides on Pollinators Using Integrated Pest Management and Other Conservation Practices

Document

USDA: Attractiveness of Agricultural Crops to Pollinating Bees for the Collection of Nectar and/or Pollen

USDA information about pollination

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​​Pesticide use complaints?

See ODA's Pesticide Complaints page​