Question on pollution from pesticides.
I live in the Mississippi Delta and have taken up an interest in beekeeping. Since the delta is such a big agricultural area I have a question concerning pesticides. Before I go any further you should know I live right beside a cotton field. We routinely have crop-dusters/tractors spraying the field with herbicides, pesticides, and defoliant. Since I'm in a close proximity to these toxins would that prevent me from keeping a bee colony? Would it harm the bees? Lastly, if I could raise the bees, would their honey be safe to eat or would the bees incidentally transfer the toxins into the honey? Thanks in advance!
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