EFSA launches second consultation on bees and pesticides

EFSA has launched a second round of public consultation on its draft Guidance on the Risk Assessment of Plant Protection Products on Bees. The latest consultation is being carried out after new information on the exposure of bees to guttation – sap drops found on the leaves of plants – became available from EFSA’s ongoing peer review of neonicotinoids. Comments are also invited on the sections of the draft relating to assessment of metabolites and uncertainty analysis. The consultation closes on 18 March 2013.