Report on neonicotinoids from APVMA

The Australian Pesticide and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has completed a broad overview of issues relating to honey bee health in Australia, with a particular focus on the use of neonicotinoid insecticides.

This overview report makes several recommendations to external agencies/organisations as part of a wider risk management strategy for the use of insecticides. The report also makes several suggestions for research and monitoring, the results of which would be likely to provide a better understanding of some of the factors relevant to honey bee health in Australia.