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What rotten timing for DoC who have just announced further trials of Fipronil for wasp control..

 

 

The Greens have welcomed a report calling for a government review of a pesticide that has been partially banned overseas and may be responsible for bee deaths.

 

The report by the local government and environment select committee was tabled in Parliament this week in response to a petition signed by nearly 6600 people in 2008. The petition, wanting greater protection measures for bee health, was driven by former Green Party MP Sue Kedgley.

 

Among other recommendations, the report says that the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) should reassess neonicotinoids, a type of insecticide used to control sap-sucking insects such as aphids.

 

The European Union has placed controls on its use in member countries.

 

Pesticide, bees death link review call welcomed | Stuff.co.nz

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What rotten timing for DoC who have just announced further trials of Fipronil for wasp control..

 

 

The Greens have welcomed a report calling for a government review of a pesticide that has been partially banned overseas and may be responsible for bee deaths.

 

The report by the local government and environment select committee was tabled in Parliament this week in response to a petition signed by nearly 6600 people in 2008. The petition, wanting greater protection measures for bee health, was driven by former Green Party MP Sue Kedgley.

 

Among other recommendations, the report says that the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) should reassess neonicotinoids, a type of insecticide used to control sap-sucking insects such as aphids.

 

The European Union has placed controls on its use in member countries.

 

Pesticide, bees death link review call welcomed | Stuff.co.nz

I disagee with you.Friprnil was used as a trial to kill feral hives when varroa was first found but the people had to not use the chemical as it had a residual effect o the bees.The ferals take the poison back to the hive and gets killes but,leaves the poison in the bee hive.A domesticated hive robs the feral hive out and dies.I remeber land,care mny years ago gave beekeepera cfiproil to try on wasps.It was mixed woth cat food.So here we are again back to another government dept trying something that has been tryed by another government organisation.

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if i recall, fripronil was going to be used to kill bees (varroa) but manufacture wouldn't allow it.

That's right. MAF wanted to use fipronil on the feral bees around Nelson as that's where varroa was first found in the South Island and they wanted to contain it by killing out ferals. But because bee killing was 'off label' , it never happened

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Any number of insecticides could have achieved the same thing.

 

However label instructions have to be followed and a bureaucrat is not going to authorise an off label use, it's prosecutable specially if something goes wrong.

 

None of this indicates there is anything particularly evil about fipronil over and above any other residual insecticide.

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Any number of insecticides could have achieved the same thing.

 

However label instructions have to be followed and a bureaucrat is not going to authorise an off label use, it's prosecutable specially if something goes wrong.

 

None of this indicates there is anything particularly evil about fipronil over and above any other residual insecticide.

 

They do that with 1080

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