Bee Aware! What You Can do as a Private Pesticide Applicator to Safeguard Bees from Pesticide Poisoning. PowerPoint Presentation and Script. Wayne Buhler and Bill Skelton, North Carolina State University. 2015. The presentation may be used in part or whole with proper attribution to the authors and resources cited in final slide.
Pollinators and Pesticide Stewardship. Bill Riden and Kerry Richards, Penn State Pesticide Education Program. This PowerPoint presentation may be used in part or whole, the only requirement is that Slide 31 (Photo/Graphic Credits) must be retained.
Bee Health in North America: Understanding Colony Decline. (.pdf file) Rick Fell, Virginia Tech.
Bees: Protecting our Pollinators. Marla Spivak, University of Minnesota.
Pollinators and Pesticides. Gary Fish, Maine Board of Pesticide Control
Neonicotinoid Pesticides and Pollinators. Gary Fish, Maine Board of Pesticide Control. 2015.
The Power of Pollinators. Educational resources to teach gardeners and naturalists about pollination in three modules: Why Pollinators Matter, Bee Biology and Identification, and Gardening for Pollinators. To access: Visit the eXtension website, campus.extension.org and set up an account using the “Create an account” link on the left side of the page. It’s free,easy and secure. Once you have that account created (you will receive an email with confirmation and a password), log into the eXtension site,scroll through the available course categories and select Yard and Garden. Then select “The Power of Pollinators.” Use the keyword “Bees please” to enter The Power of Pollinators site. Produced by The Xerces Society, Univ. of WI., and The Ohio State Univ. Bee Lab.
Compiled by Wayne Buhler, PhD.
Topics Included in this Module
- Introduction to Pollinator Protection
- Honey Bees and Beekeeping
- Bees in Peril
- Pesticide Toxicity to Bees
- Read and Follow the Label
- Pesticide Applicator BMPs
- Seed Treatment Concerns
- Beekeeper BMPs
- Cooperate and Communicate
- Recognizing and Reporting Bee Kills
- Resources and Suggested Reading