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Protecting Honey Bees from Pesticides

Filed Under: Beekeeping, Insects

Protecting Honey Bees from Pesticides will outline the best management practices to better protect honey bees from pesticides in urban and agricultural environments.

Target Audience(s):

Beekeepers, row crop farmers, and homeowners


Participants will:

  • Learn about the importance of colony and apiary placement relative to known sources of pesticides to reduce risk of exposure,
  • Learn about legal issues: documenting pesticide kills and state laws and protocols for investigating suspected pesticide poisoning of honey bees,
  • Discover ways that pesticide application can minimize poisoning of honey bees,
  • Learn how to minimize the risk of pesticide poisoning of honey bees, and
  • Learn how to better protect honey bees.

Total Number of Modules or Sessions: 1

Total Number of Hours for Program Delivery: 3

Program Delivery:

  • Educational Class

Primary Contact:

Dr. Jeff Harris,


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Portrait of Dr. Jeffrey W. Harris
Assoc Extension/Research Prof