Since 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken big steps
to better estimate pesticide risks to bees. In this session, we will explore EPA's approach by following a pesticide through its assessment of risks to bees to its appearance in the marketplace. Join us to answer our question - is the EPA effectively protecting bees?
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Hosted by: Andony Melathopoulos
Andony Melathopoulos is an Associate Professor in Pollinator Health Extension in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University, which was the first such position in the US. He is a pesticide educator, leads the Master Melittologist and Bee Steward programs in Oregon and hosts a weekly podcast called PolliNation. Andony has been a member of the NAPPC Pesticide Task Force since 2018.
The North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC) is a collaborative body of more than 120 diverse partners dedicated to raising pollinator-related issues to the benefit of the health of all species. NAPPC has been a center for this mission for over 22 years and has a tri-national scope. The Pesticide Education Task Force, has worked on campaigns to increase the reporting of bee kill incidents, working directly with the State Departments of Agriculture to disseminate best practices to guide gardeners, homeowners, growers, and pesticide applicators to reduce the exposure of pesticides to pollinators.