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2013 Pollinator Summit and Webinar - March 5, 2013

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The EPA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture facilitated a public meeting on March 5, 2013, with parties engaged in activities to reduce potential acute exposure of honey bees and pollinators to pesticides.

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Purpose of the Pollinator Summit

The EPA has been working aggressively to protect honey bees and other pollinators. The Pollinator Summit was part of the agency’s ongoing collaboration with beekeepers, growers, pesticide manufacturers and federal and state agencies to manage pesticide risks to bees. The Summit provided a forum for stakeholders to network and learn about current research, new technologies, best practices and other stewardship activities to protect bees from unintended pesticide exposure, especially dust in agricultural planting operations in which pesticide-coated seeds are used.

Webinar Recordings

Note: We experienced some technical difficulties during the webinar and were unable to capture the full event. The recordings below are everything that we recorded, including one segment that only captures four seconds during the afternoon break. We are including all of the recordings in the interest of transparency. We promise to do better next time.


(Presenters in italics following topic.)

8:30 - 8:40 am - Introduction (10 min)

8:40 - 10:10 am - Dust Focus Group (90 min)

10:10 - 10:25 am – Break (15 min)

10:25 am - 12:20 pm – Seed Treatment Group (115 min)

12:20 - 1:35 pm – Lunch (75 min.)

1:35 - 3:40 pm – Best Management Practices and Communication (125 min.)

3:40 - 3:55 pm – Break (15 min.)

3:55 - 5:00 pm – Wrap-Up (65 min.)

Additional information

The EPA’s pollinator protection efforts

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