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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2013-3607

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: ONTARIO

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.       PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.

Product Name: unknown

  • 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: Unknown / Inconnu

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

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

Abnormal behavioural effects


Reproductive impairment

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

There were a total of 24 colonies in the bee yard. There were 24 affected colonies and 1dead colony (unsure when died).There were 0-500 dead bees per colony observed outside of hive. Bees were actively foraging at the time of the incident. After the adverse effects there was a noticeable decline in foraging. Strongest hive are most severly impacted, too soon to see long term foraging effects, warm sunny day - almost no foraging. Maybe 10% foraging. Bees stuck on outside of hives, not flying. Dandelions and woodlot flowers nearby - foraging sources available. No living bees with pollen on legs. Adult bee symptoms included shaking/trembling/twitching, crawling, and disoriented. Additionally, had observed tongues out, stinging ground, all symptoms are neurological according to bee keeper. Brood symptoms included dead larvae/pupae outside of colony, spotty brood pattern, bees uncapping cells for removal of pupae, overall decline in production. Additionally, all drones (hive 9) unmated queen. Queen symptoms included unusual laying pattern. Additionally, 2012 saw queen cells. Too soon to have dead queen, failure to re-queen. Un-mated queen (hive 9), otherwise ok. Australian queens brought in for Nucs. Had emerged at the time of inspection. Sample of dead bees taken from heavily affected hives had positive detects for clothianidin, demeton-S-methyl-sulfone, thiabendzole, and thiamethoxam.Sample of pollen comb from weak affected hive had positive detects for carbaryl and propamocarb. Sample of lives bees from the least affected hive had positive detects for clothianidin. Sample of pollen comb from least affected hive had positive detects for clothianidin, napropamide, and thiamethoxam. Sample of live bees from weak affected hive had no detected active ingredients. The weather at the time of the incident was sunny, dry, windy off an on, temperature 20-25C, low humidity, dust plumes while planting (beekeeper notes temp inversions). Prior to the incident, frames of bees included an average of 10% good-3 boxes (40-60K bees), 90% low-1-1.5 boxes approx. 20K bees; mostly 2-14 frames of brood, good brood frames averaged 16-18; and 4-5 full supers frames of pollen and honey left in winter dead outs. The following pests were present in the affected bee yard in the past year; chalkbrood, varroa mite, and AFB hive burned in yard 1. Too recent to determine change in general health of affected beeyard after the case. Additional food sources provided to the bees included Sugar Syrup (Fall and Spring), Pollen supplement. In 2012, the following treatments were applied to the hives: formic acid, amitraz and antibiotics. In 2013, the following treatments were applied to the hives: antibiotics. Information on crops located near the beeyards: 20ac of apples was 30m from the beeyard; 20ac of corn was 5m from the beeyard, and was planted on approximately May 2, 2013; 50ac of woodlot was 3m from the beeyard. Other crops in the area include corn, beans, wheat, forages, pasture in the area. Prepping/Planting started May 2nd. All planted by May 9, 2013. Started planting Thursday dead bees by weekend (monday), warmer, fed pollen, Beekeeper is certain it is Neonics. He keeps 9 yards with a total of 66 hives. Considers 60/66 colonies to be affected. Has had no compeletly dead colonies. Yard 5 details - 14 full size colonies - 1 dead: Dandelions were out. 10 nucs brought in from clean area. Queens had emerged at the time of inspections. Nucs had dead bees (approx. 5) in front of each. Hive 1 - strongest hive 'unaffected'. Yard is affected so this hive may have just been symptom free at the time of inspection. Hive 9: weakest hive 'affected'. Hives 3-6: took dead bee composite from these hives. Had bees covering outside of hives and not foraging.

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