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Consumer Product Safety

Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2013-3657

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: x

Registrant Name (Full Legal Name no abbreviations): x

Address: x

City: x

Country: x

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

Environment

4. Date registrant was first informed of the incident.

5. Location of incident.

Country: CANADA

Prov / State: ONTARIO

6. Date incident was first observed.

28-AUG-13

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.

Active(s)

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

Product Name: unknown

  • Active Ingredient(s)
    • PYRACLOSTROBIN

7. b) Type of formulation.

Application Information

8. Product was applied?

Unknown

9. Application Rate.

Unknown

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?

Unknown

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)

Unknown

4. Number of organisms affected

Unknown

5. Description of site where incident was observed

Fresh water

Terrestrial

Agricultural

Salt Water

6. Check all symptoms that apply

Abnormal behavioural effects

Death

Reproductive impairment

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

There were a total of 28 colonies in the bee yard. There were 1 affected colonies. There were >2000 dead bees observed outside of hive. Adult bee symptoms included crawling. Additionally, no shaking/paralysis at this yard. Brood symptoms included spotty brood pattern. Additionally, there was spotty brood in 50% of hives. Queen symptoms included failure of colony to re-queen itself. Additionally, BK brought in 3 nucs, none survived, requeened with Chilean queens. Samples of honey taken from unaffected hive, pollen comb from unaffected hive 3 had no detected active ingredients. Samples of pollen taken from unaffected hive, pollen comb from unaffected hive 3 had no detected active ingredients. Samples of live bees taken from unaffected hive, live bees from unaffected hive 3 had no detected active ingredients. Sample of dead bees taken from affected hive, live bees from affected hive 1 had positive detects for Carbendazim. Samples of live bees taken from affected hive, live bees from affected hive 1 had no detected active ingredients. Samples of pollen taken from affected hive, pollen comb from affected hive 1 had no detected active ingredients. Samples of honey taken from affected hive, pollen comb from affected hive 1 had no detected active ingredients. The weather at the time of the incident was sunny, warm 25C+. Prior to the incident, the frames of bees started slow but doing ok. It was too soon to tell if the previously noted disease(s) or pest(s) got worse after the incident. Additional food sources provided to the bees included sugar syrup. It is unknown when the following treatments were applied to the hives: antibiotics. Information on crops located near the beeyards: Other crops in the area include a bee yard in a wooded area. There have been bees on this site (with various BK) for 50 years. Agriculture surrounds the wooded area. Yard details: Yard used for pollination of apples (local) and honey production. New nukes added July 12, Aug 9. Early spring nucs + 2 frames of brood. Some crawling bees in front of hives (mainly Hive 1). Yard had very slow start in the spring, now doing well. 2-4 hives had queen issues, BK brought in nucs. Chilean queens from other BK. Some hives are only 1-2 boxes high, others 5-6. No shaking bees observed. Spotty brood in ~50% hives inspected. Lots of forage (goldenrod and star thistle). Hive 1: affected hive. pollen is capped over - NOT normal. Sample taken. 2000+ dead bees in front of hive, sample taken. 1 mite/300bees. bees still in hive. HIve 2: inspected. Hive 3: unaffected hive, doing well. lots of honey. foraging well. live bees and pollen comb sample taken. 0 mites/300bees. Hive 4: inspected. Hive 5: inspected.

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

Unknown

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

Unknown

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

Unknown

9. Did it rain

9. a) During application?

Unknown

9. b) Up to 3 days after application?

Unknown

10. a) Was there a buffer zone?

Unknown

10. b) What type?

Aquatic

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

11. a) Were environmental samples collected and analysed?

Unknown

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