Hazards of pesticides to bees

publication date: Feb 22, 2011
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Bee Protection Group

11th International Symposium



 hazards of pesticides to bees

Wageningen, The Netherlands

2-4 November 2011

First Announcement


The Symposium will be held at the
Hotel de Nieuwe Wereld
Marijkeweg 5,


The main Symposium Sessions for these meeting are:

  1. Regulatory review- honeybee risk assessment for pesticides in Europe
  2. Bee health issues - country specific experiences including Varroa and varroacides
  3. Test methodology - laboratory, semi-field and field
  4. Honey bee poisoning incidents and monitoring schemes
  5. Bumblebees and other pollinators


Within these areas there are specific issues which the scientific committee would like to addressed at the meeting:

- Update on risks posed by dusts
Assessment of risks posed by guttation
Acceptability of effects in field studies

The scientific committee would like to invite participants to raise other issues for consideration as part of the programme. Nominations for sessions/topics should be emailed to Helen Thompson by 31 January 2011 to allow time for consideration and preparation prior to the meeting.

Further details of the meeting and a call for abstracts will be announced in March 2011

Dr Helen Thompson
Environmental Risk Assessment Team
Food and Environment Research Agency
Sand Hutton
North Yorkshire YO41 1lZ

Tel: 44 (0)1904 462515
Fax: +44 (0)1904 462240
Email: h.thompson@csl.gov.uk

Dr Pieter A. Oomen
Ooststeeg 133
6708 AT  Wageningen
The Netherlands

Tel: (+31) 0317 420554
Email: oomen.pieter@gmail.com