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30 J. Envtl. L. & Litig. 219 (2015)
Honeybees and the Law: Protecting Our Pollinators

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EMILY KNOBBE*
Honeybees and the Law: Protecting Our
Pollinators
A b stract  ............................................................................................ 2 19
Introduction  ...................................................................................... 220
I.     Colony   Collapse  Disorder ..................................................... 221
A .  Pathogens  ....................................................................... 224
B .  P arasites .......................................................................... 225
C.   M anagem  ent Stressors  ................................................... 227
D .  Environm  ental Stressors ................................................. 228
II.    Protecting the Honeybee ......................... 234
A. The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide
A ct  ..................................................................................  2 3 4
B. The Endangered Species Act .......................................... 236
C .  L ivestock  Law   ................................................................ 24 1
C onclusion  ........................................................................................ 24 3
ABSTRACT
Honeybees are a valuable asset to our agricultural systems and our
wildlife. Populations are diminishing, and scientists are finding many
reasons why. Now that science. is providing answers, the law must
provide protection. This Article provides an overview of the factors
contributing to colony collapse disorder and proposes solutions
* J.D. Candidate, University of Oregon School of Law, May 2015; B.A. Biology, Ohio
Wesleyan University, 2012. Thank you to Professor Caroline Forell for supervision and to
Lisa Picker, my mom, my favorite beekeeper, and my inspiration for pursuing this topic.
Thank you to JELL for the hours of editing and re-editing.

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