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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2012-5653

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: x

Registrant Name (Full Legal Name no abbreviations): x

Address: x

City: x

Prov / State: x

Country: x

Postal Code: X

3. Select the appropriate subform(s) for the incident.


4. Date registrant was first informed of the incident.

5. Location of incident.

Country: CANADA

Prov / State: ALBERTA

6. Date incident was first observed.


Product Description

7. a) Provide the active ingredient and, if available, the registration number and product name (include all tank mixes). If the product is not registered provide a submission number.


PMRA Registration No. 30324      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.


  • Active Ingredient(s)

7. b) Type of formulation.

Application Information

8. Product was applied?


9. Application Rate.


10. Site pesticide was applied to (select all that apply).

Site: Agricultural-Outdoor/Agricole-extérieur

11. Provide any additional information regarding application (how it was applied, amount applied, the size of the area treated etc).

As per on label instructions, 2 mite away quick strips (1 dose) placed between the brood chambers, laid across the top bars of the frames of the brood chambers, staggered so they lay flat and across the full witdth of the hive body, with approximately 5 cm between the strips and 10 cm between the ends of the brood chamber and outer edge of the strips. The (name) was applied to 1170 hives thoroughout 29 different bee locations in southern Alberta. The hives were exposed to the treatment for 7 days(according to the label) after which (according to the label), 'spent strips need not be removed after treatment.'

To be determined by Registrant

12. In your opinion, was the product used according to the label instructions?


Subform IV: Environment (includes plants insects and wildlife)

1. Type of organism affected

Terr. Invrtbrt-Honey Bee/Inv.Ter-Abeille

2. Common name(s)


3. Scientific name(s)


4. Number of organisms affected


5. Description of site where incident was observed

Fresh water



Salt Water

6. Check all symptoms that apply


7. Describe symptoms and outcome (died, recovered, etc.).

Queens were killed, therefore hives were lost. 1170 hives treated. 318 queens were lost, 47 queens unsure and the remaining 805 hives we wont know until spring of 2013. After approximately 8-12 days after treatment 1170 hives treated had a period where the queen did not lay any new eggs, 318 hives were queenless, and 47 had a queen that did not start laying again. 318 queens were lost, 47 queens were present but not laying, and 805 hive looked like they may have recovered but we wont know until spring 2013. 32% of the honeybee hives treated with MITE-AWAY QUICK STRIPS were queenless after the treatment period(7days). The manufacturer suggested leaving the hive to raise and breed their own queen (not mentioned on the label) but due to the stress from the MAQS and time of season (Fall - not mentioned on the label) this did not work. Hives that were left alone to raise their own queen collapsed and died. Hives where new queens were introduced did not except the new queen and collapsed. At this point, we are unsure how the remaining 810 hives that were treated with MAQs will winter. Incident has been reported to the manufacturer numerous times. First time 28-09-2012.

8. a) Was the incident a result of (select all that apply)


8. b) i) How many times has the product been applied this year?


8. b) ii) What was the date of the last application?


9. Did it rain

9. a) During application?


9. b) Up to 3 days after application?


10. a) Was there a buffer zone?


10. b) What type?

10. c) What was the size of the buffer zone?

11. a) Were environmental samples collected and analysed?


To be determined by Registrant

12. Severity classification (if there is more than one possible classification, select the most severe)

13. Please provide supplemental information here