Maryland Pesticide Network Updates

Maryland Pesticide Network Updates

Update on Pollinator Protection Legislation in Maryland

As you may know, last year the General Assembly passed a bill — the “Pollinator Habitat Plans” law — requiring several state agencies to establish a pollinator habitat on lands they own or manage, to increase critical habitat for Maryland pollinators. Pollinato
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Statement – Pollinator Protection Act Becomes Law

Statement – Pollinator Protection Act Becomes Law May 2016
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Pesticide Research

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Pesticide News

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Smart on Pesticides Coalition Statement Re: University of Maryland Bee Informed Partnership
May 10, 2016 blog post: Nation’s Beekeepers Lost 44 Percent of Bees in 2015-16

May 12, 2016: The Smart on Pesticides Coalition shares the Bee Informed Partnership (BIP) concerns regarding their latest preliminary results of an annual nationwide survey that “Beekeepers across the United States lost 44 percent of their honey bee colonies during the year spanning A
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Support the 2016 Pollinator Protection Act

We have a bill! The 2016 Pollinator Protection Act (SB 198 & HB 211) has been introduced in the Maryland General Assembly. The 2016 Pollinator Protection Act requires retailers to curb sales of neonic pesticides and and let consumers know when they are buying plants or seeds trea
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February 3rd in Annapolis – Don’t Miss It!

2016 is off to a great start! We’re gearing up support for the 2016 Pollinator Protection Act that will curb consumer purchases of toxic neonic pesticides and ensure that consumers know when plants contain them. The Pollinator Protection Act will be a high priority at this year&
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Marc Steiner Show: President Obama’s Pollinator Health Task Force, Does It Go Too Far? | How Our Local Beekeepers Are Faring

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Baltimore Sun Editorial: Scientists Know Enough to Be Alarmed

May 22, 2015 For those who visit the Maryland State Fair each year, the honey and wax exhibit is always a highlight. A busy hive of bees can be viewed through a plastic window, there’s locally-produced honey and candles in a variety of shapes and sizes for sale, and members of t
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