The Trump administration is considering new rules that would make it harder for beekeepers to use pesticides, with a special interest group calling for the ban to go further.
The Bee Products Council of America, or BPCA, called the proposed ban a “dangerous attack on beekeepers, their families and the livelihoods of all bees.”
The group’s president, Bill Gonsalves, also said the new rule could make it “impossible” for beekeeping to survive.
He said the beekeeper community would fight back by lobbying for the proposed rules to be scrapped and instead a “common-sense” rule was proposed that would allow beekeepers a greater say in how pesticides are used.
The proposed rule could be challenged by the Bee Products Association, which said it opposes the proposal and would take a more neutral stance.
The proposal could also be challenged in court by the American Honey Growers Association, a trade group that represents beekeepers and has been pushing for stronger rules.
A spokeswoman for the Trump administration said the administration would consult with beekeepers before making a final decision.
The beekeeper group has previously called for the use of pesticides to be limited to a level not exceeding 1 part per billion (ppb) for use in the flowering stage.
The group has also called for more stringent testing of pesticides for the potential for human health effects.
A group of beekeepers in Washington state has asked the Trump Administration to ban the use in their state of three types of pesticides used to control the honeybee population.
The chemical company Dow AgroSciences says it would be illegal to use the three chemicals if the EPA has approved them.
The group, which is not affiliated with the Dow Chemical Co., has filed a lawsuit in federal court in Spokane, Washington, in a bid to stop the proposed rule.
Pesticides can kill bee larvae and cause bee health problems.
The EPA has said the chemical use limit could be as low as 1 ppm or less, but the beekeepers say the EPA does not have the authority to set such a limit.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is in the process of revising the rule, which was first proposed in March.
The pesticide industry has said that the rule will not stop the use, which could continue without restrictions if the industry finds new methods to control bees.
Beekeepers say pesticides are needed to keep the population of honeybees healthy.
They say pesticides kill bees by disrupting their hive construction, slowing their growth, slowing growth, and interfering with their natural immune system.
In recent years, bee populations have dropped in the United States, with more than half of the U. S. bee population being killed in 2017.
Bees have also suffered losses in popularity and habitat.
Beekeepers say beekeepers have lost jobs in the agricultural industries.
“We don’t believe that this is the right thing to do, and we will fight it,” Gonsaltes said in a statement.
More to come.