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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2013-3619

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)
    • DIURON

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).

Prior to the incident, there were an average of 10 to 12 frames of bees, 12 frames of broad - 2 brood chambers, and 8 frames of pollen and honey. The following pests were present in the affected bee yard in the past year: American Foulbrood and Varroa Mite. Varroa mite is under control, AFB in one colony. After the incident, the frames of bees were not inspected, the frames of brood were not inspected, and the frames of pollen and honey were not inspected. Additional food sources provided to the bees included sugar syrup in fall 2012. In 2012, the following treatments were applied to the hives: formic acid and oxalic acid. In 2013, the following treatments were applied to the hives: formic acid and antibiotics. Information on crops located near the beeyards: Less than 400 ha of corn and soy fields, corn has 7100m away, soy was >30m away from the beeyard, and were planted on between May 1 to 10. Other crops in the area included dandelion and apple trees which were in full bloom. Beekeeper notices bees on their back, legs kicking in the air. A lot of dead bees on the landing boards. Many bees had pollen bundles on their legs and the probiscus was protruding. She watched one bee on the landing board with a full pollen load, circle around and then eventually go off the board. Additional food source was provided in the fall 2012. American Foul Brood and Varroa mite was noted on bees. Varroa mite was under control. Treatment for pest/diseases were provided in both the Fall and Spring. Corn and soy beans along with dandelion and apple trees were found surrounding the yard. Initial call (May 18): poisoning of bees believed.

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)

honey bee

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 5 colonies in the bee yard. There were 5 affected colonies. There were between 501 - 1000 dead bees outside of hive observed actively foraging at the time of the incident. Dead bees had pollen on their legs. Adult bee symptoms included haking/trembling/twitching, crawling, disorientation. Additionally, probiscus protruded, on their backs, legs moving, wandering around the yard. Brood symptoms included Dead larvae/pupae outside of colony. Additionally, few dead larvae, dead larvae and young (immature bees) removed from the hives. Queen symptoms included emergency/supersedure queen cells.Beekeeper collected sample of dead bees from affected hives. Samples tested positive for carbendazim, clothianidin, diuron, thiabendazole, and trimethacarb. Beekeeper collected water sample, which had positive detects for thiabendazole. The weather at the time of the incident was Sunny and dry, light showers increased in strenght May 19, temp 18 to 20C.

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