We've all had them , but when does it become excessive and down right disrespectful and what can I do about it ? . Here's the problem. I register my bees with the county who in turn passes on the location of the yards to the crop dusting company . I also go by and mark my yards on the map at the crop dusting companys office. As a rule , the crop duster is not supposed to spray pesticides within a mile of a bee yard during the day time. An almost impossible task in this valley i must admit. However I constantly see them flying and spraying right next to my yards. Most of the times I don't have any kill but sometimes like the other day there is mass amounts of dead bees. Alot of times they just write it off as being harmless fungicide but anyone in the know can smell the difference.
Here's the even bigger problem. I don't own the property most of my yards are on. The farmers have been nice enough to allow me to place my bees on their land thats not being used or I put them on county or blm land. The farmers would argue that my yards are impeding their pesticide applications -
What could possibly be done ? what are you doing ? - I'm lost and don't want dead bees. ---