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Verified Bee Toxicity Table


Pollinators are important for food production and healthy ecosystems, and a decline in their populations affects us all. One of the challenges insect pollinators face is exposure to insecticides. Insecticide applications are an important management tool in controlling pest populations. Their use, however, comes with the responsibility to follow the label and select a product that will best control the target pest, while minimizing harm to humans and the environment. The relative toxicity of insecticides to pollinators, such as the honey bee (Apis mellifera), is important knowledge when chemical control tactics are being considered for managing pests. The Bee Toxicity Table provides an overview of the lethal dose for each insecticide which results in 50% mortality to honey bees in the test population (also known as the LD50).

Class Group Active Ingredient Honey Bee Contact LD 50 (ug/bee) Honey Bee Oral LD 50 (ug/bee) Toxicity Rating Common Products
Avermectin 6 ABAMECTIN 0.0023* 0.0044* Highly Toxic REAPER CLEARFORM
EPI-MEK 0.15EC
Benzoylureas 15 NOVALURON 100 100 Practially Non-toxic RIMON 0.83EC
Beta-ketonitrile Derivative 25 CYFLUMETOFEN 100 116 Practially Non-toxic NEALTA MITICIDE
Carbamate 1 CARBARYL 0.00011 0.15 Highly Toxic CARBARYL 4L INSECTICIDE
SEVIN XLR PLUS
SEVIN XLR PLUS CARBARYL
Carbamate 1 OXAMYL 0.31 0.094 Highly Toxic VYDATE C-LV
VYDATE L
Diacylhaydrazine 18 METHOXYFENOZIDE 100 100 Practially Non-toxic INTREPID 2F
Diamide 28 CHLORANTRANILIPROLE   114.1 Practially Non-toxic BESIEGE
ALTACOR
CORAGEN
DUPONT PREVATHON
Diamide 28 FLUBENDIAMIDE 200 200 Practially Non-toxic BELT SC
TOURISMO
Etoxazole 10 ETOXAZOLE 200 200 Practially Non-toxic ZEAL MITICIDE 1
Flonicamid 29 FLONICAMID 100 60.5 Practially Non-toxic BELEAF 50 SG
Meti Acaricide/ Insecticide 21 PYRIDABEN 0.024 2.63 Highly Toxic NEXTER
Meti Acaricide/ Insecticide 21 FENPYROXIMATE 479.8 118* Practially Non-toxic PORTAL XLO
PORTAL
Neonicotinoid 4 ACETAMIPRID 8.1* 15.1* Moderately Toxic ASSAIL 30SG
Neonicotinoid 4 CLOTHIANIDIN 0.0037* 0.00368 Highly Toxic PONCHO BETA
BELAY INSECTICIDE
PONCHO VOTIVO
ACCELERON IC-609
Neonicotinoid 4 DINOTEFURAN 0.047 0.023 Highly Toxic VENOM
Neonicotinoid 4 IMIDACLOPRID 0.078 0.0038 Highly Toxic GAUCHO 600 FLOWABLE
TEMPEST DUAL-ACTION
LEVERAGE 360
SWAGGER
ACCELERON IX-409
MANA ALIAS 4F
SKYRAIDER
WILLOWOOD IMIDACLOPRID 4SC
Neonicotinoid 4 THIAMETHOXAM 0.024* 0.005* Highly Toxic WARDEN CX
PLATINUM
ENDIGO ZC
CRUISERMAXX VIBRANCE CEREALS
CRUISERMAXX ADVANCED
CRUISERMAXX VIBRANCE
Organochlorine 2 ENDOSULFAN 7.1* 6.9* Moderately Toxic THIONEX 3EC
THIONEX 50W
Organophosphate 1 ACEPHATE 1.2 1.37 Highly Toxic ACEPHATE 97UP
Organophosphate 1 CHLORETHOXYFOS 0.09   Highly Toxic SMARTCHOICE 5G (LOCK N LOAD)
Organophosphate 1 CHLORPYRIFOS 0.059* 0.25* Highly Toxic WARHAWK
CHLORPYRIFOS 15G
GOVERN 4E
WHIRLWIND
LORSBAN-4E
HATCHET
Organophosphate 1 CHLORPYRIFOS 0.059 0.25 Highly Toxic NUFOS 4E
CPF 4E
LORSBAN ADVANCED
PILOT 4E CHLORPYRIFOS
AGRISOLUTIONS TUNDRA SUPREME
MATCH-UP
LORSBAN 15G GRANULAR
WARHAWK
CHLORPYRIFOS 4E-AG
CHLORPYRIFOS 4E AG
AGRISOLUTIONS YUMA 4E
VESPER
PILOT 4E CHLORPYRIFOS
Organophosphate 1 DIAZINON 0.37 0.20* Highly Toxic DIAZINON AG600 WBC
DIAZINON AG500
Organophosphate 1 DIMETHOATE 0.0098 0.056 Highly Toxic DIMETHOATE 400
AGRISOLUTIONS DIMATE 4E
CHEMINOVA DIMETHOATE 4E
Organophosphate 1 ETHOPROP 2.58*   Moderately Toxic MOCAP EC
Organophosphate 1 MALATHION 0.27 0.38 Highly Toxic AGRISOLUTIONS MALATHION 5
MALATHION 5EC
MALATHION 57 EC
Organophosphate 1 Phostebupirim (Tebupirimiphos) No data     AZTEC 4.67G
AZTEC 2.1% GRANULAR
AZTEC 2.1G
AZTEC SMARTBOX 4.67G
Organophosphate 1 TERBUFOS   4.09 Moderately Toxic COUNTER 20-G
COUNTER 20G SMARTBOX
COUNTER 15G LOCKN LOAD
Phenylpyrazole 2 FIPRONIL 0.006 0.004 Highly Toxic REGENT 4SC
Pyrethrin 3 PYRETHRIN 0.022 0.15 Highly Toxic AZERA
Pyrethroid 3 ALPHA-CYPERMETHRIN 0.033* 0.172 Highly Toxic FASTAC EC
Pyrethroid 3 BETA-CYFLUTHRIN 0.012 0.05 Highly Toxic BAYTHROID XL
Pyrethroid 3 BIFENTHRIN 0.015 0.1 Highly Toxic AGRISOLUTIONS TUNDRA EC
ANNEX LFR
CAPTURE LFR
SNIPER LFR
BRIGADE 2EC
FANFARE 2EC
SNIPER
BIFEN 25% EC
BIFEN 2 AG GOLD
XPEDIENT FC
REVEAL
TUNDRA EC
BIFENTHRIN 2 EC
Pyrethroid 3 CYFLUTHRIN 0.037   Highly Toxic TOMBSTONE HELIOS
AZTEC 2.1% GRANULAR
TOMBSTONE
DEFCON 2.1G
AZTEC 2.1% GRANULAR
DEFCON 2.1G
Pyrethroid 3 DELTAMETHRIN 0.0015 0.079 Highly Toxic STORCIDE II
DELTA GOLD
Pyrethroid 3 ESFENVALERATE 0.0172   Highly Toxic ASANA XL
S-FENVALOSTAR
Pyrethroid 3 GAMMA-CYHALOTHRIN 0.0061   Highly Toxic COBALT
BOLTON
Pyrethroid 3 LAMBDA-CYHALOTHRIN 0.038 0.909 Highly Toxic COBALT ADVANCED
PARADIGM
SILENCER
LAMBDA T
WARRIOR II WITH ZEON TECHNOLOGY
AGRISOLUTIONS GRIZZLY Z
WILLOWOOD LAMBDA-CY 1EC
NUFARM LAMBDA- CYHALOTHRIN 1 EC
LAMBDASTAR PLUS
KENDO
LAMCAP
PROVINCE INSECTICIDE
Pyrethroid 3 PERMETHRIN 0.131 0.024 Highly Toxic PERMETHRIN
PERM-UP 3.2 EC
ARCTIC 3.2 EC
Pyrethroid 3 TEFLUTHRIN 0.17 1.74 Highly Toxic FORCE 3G
FORCE 3G SMARTBOX
FORCE CS
PRECEPT
Pyrethroid 3 ZETA-CYPERMETHRIN 0.023 0.172 Highly Toxic HERO INSECTICIDE
MUSTANG MAX
MUSTANG MAXX
Pyridine
Azomethine
9 PYMETROZINE 200 117 Practially Non-toxic FULFILL
Sulfoximine 4 SULFOXAFLOR 0.379 0.146 Highly Toxic TRANSFORM WG
CLOSER SC
Tetronic/Tetramic
Acid Derivative
23 SPIRODICLOFEN 200 196 Practially Non-toxic ENVIDOR 2 SC
Tetronic/Tetramic
Acid Derivative
23 SPIROTETRAMAT 162 91.7 Practially Non-toxic MOVENTO

* Refers to LD50 value of a length other than 48 hours; different values may be published in literature; values from Regional IPM Centers website using EPA Ecotoxicity Database Reference to trade names does not imply endorsement by the MDA; list is based on products sold in Minnesota and does not include all product names or information.