Brazilian - Support of the Brazilian Beekeeping Confederation to the Restriction of Use of Pesticides

ApiNews  By Analia Manriques  9/28/12

Brazil - Support of the Brazilian Beekeeping Confederation to the Rsetriction of Use of Pesticides: Imidacloprid, Clothiniadine, Thiomethoxam E Fipronil

On behalf of  the Brazilian beekeepers and meliponicultors the Brazilian Beekeeping Federation CBA filed in MMA, IBAMA, MAP, a technical advice to support the maintenance of restrictions imposed by IBAMA (published in the Official Gazette of 19.07.2012) on the use of pesticides; IMIDOCLOPRID , CLOTHIANIDINE, THIOMETHOXAM and FIPRONIL proven to be highly toxic to bees and involved in the phenomenon of the disappearance of bees in several countries, including Brazil. These injuries also occur in other pollinators. Thanks  Dr.Lionel Segui Gonçalves - Chairman of the Scientific Technical in drafting the document. Signed Jose Cunha - Chairman