About the recent re-evaluation of neonicotinoids regarding bee risks in the Netherlands

  • Jacoba Wassenberg
  • Martine Lans


Background: This paper describes the re-evaluation of the risk to bees of four insecticidal substances authorised in the Netherlands, performed in 2011 at the request of the Dutch government.

Results/conclusion: All products retained their authorisation but some label revisions were necessary. Several risk mitigation issues were highlighted during the evaluation process.

Keywords: neonicotinoids, bees, pesticides, risk assessment

I. Regulatory issues: honey bee risk for pesticides in Europe