Guidance on the risk assessment of plant protection products on bees (<em>Apis mellifera</em>, <em>Bombus</em> spp. and solitary bees)

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honey bees, risk assessment, pesticides, Apis mellifera, Bombus, solitary bees
First published in the EFSA Journal
4 luglio 2013
27 giugno 2013
Last Updated
4 luglio 2014. This version replaces the previous one/s.
Guidance of EFSA

The Guidance Document is intended to provide guidance for notifiers and authorities in the context of the review of plant protection products (PPPs) and their active substances under Regulation (EC) 1107/2009. The scientific opinion on the science behind the development of a risk assessment of plant protection products on bees (Apis mellifera, Bombus spp. and solitary bees) (EFSA Panel on Plant Protection Products and their Residues (PPR), 2012a) provided the scientific basis for the development of the Guidance Document. Specific Protection Goals were agreed in consultation with the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health. The Guidance Document suggests a tiered risk assessment scheme with a simple and cost-effective first tier to more complex higher tier studies under field conditions. Each of the tiers will have to ensure that the appropriate level of protection is achieved.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.ppr [at]
EFSA Journal 2013;11(7):3295 [266 pp.].
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