Source: Environmental Protection Authority
04 March 2019
We’ve made it easier for beekeepers around New Zealand to tell us about suspected poisoning of bees and other pollinators.
Our new online reporting form means keepers can now jump onto our website to give us details about any poisoning incidents that may have affected their hives.
We gather this information so we can report to the OECD (the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Pollinator Incidents Information System. The system allows OECD member countries, of which New Zealand is one, to collect and share information quickly and consistently about incidents that may be potentially linked to pesticides.
These reports help us to compare incidents and make the best decisions to ensure bees and other pollinators in New Zealand are protected from harm.