Pesticides and bees: EFSA consults on draft risk assessment guidance

EFSA has launched a public consultation on its draft guidelines for assessing the risk to bees from plant protection products. The guidance suggests a multi-layered risk assessment approach in semi-field and field conditions, with each tier ensuring the necessary level of bee protection. All stakeholders and interested parties are invited to comment on the guidelines through an online public consultation that runs until 25 October 2012.