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Main Title Interim Protocol for Testing the Effects of Microbial Pathogens on the Honey Bee, 'Apis mellifera' L. (Hymenoptera: Apidae).
Author Burgett, M. ;
CORP Author Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Dept. of Entomology.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Publisher Jun 89
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA-B-0093NATA; EPA/600/3-89/053;
Stock Number PB89-198261
Additional Subjects Bees ; Pest control ; Pesticides ; Tolerances(Physiology) ; Microorganisms ; Field tests ; Dosage ; Pathology ; Bacteria ; Guidelines ; Protozoa ; Larvae ; Evaluation ; Apis mellifera ; Honey bees
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-198261 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 08/24/1989
Collation 19p
Registration of Microbial Pest Control Agents (MPCAs) under Subsection M of the EPA Pesticide Assessment Guidelines requires that the susceptibility of nontarget species be tested. Honey bees as supplemental pollinators of many entomophilous crop species and as producers of honey and wax, are considered a premier beneficial species on a cosmopolitan scale. The document outlines proposed methods of testing the susceptibility of honey bees to MPCAs. These methods will have to be adapted to specific microbial agents, depending upon the known mode of action, proposed stadium of the nontarget species (adult or immature stages) and the potential mode of environmental encounter. Precise correlations in dosage relationships between laboratory and field pathogenicity would be rare. Therefore, interpretation of test results in predicting the effects of the MPCAs under field conditions requires caution. The ultimate evaluation of honey bee susceptibility to MPCAs depends on the effect on colony health and productivity.