EPA approves insecticide for bee parasite

Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said the Environmental Protection Agency has approved his request for a Section 18 emergency exemption for Hopguard, enabling North Dakota beekeepers to continue using the pesticide to control varroa mites.
“The exemption gives North Dakota beekeepers another tool for protecting their hives and reducing their losses,” Goehring said. “Left uncontrolled, varroa mites causedeep and widespread losses in bee colonies. They are the most serious pest problem facing beekeepers.”

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  1. What’s the name of the EPA approved pesticide to kill mites that sicken bees?
    Is it available in CA. The bees around here are dying like crazy.

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