When I came home today my Amish neighbors were spraying their pumpkin field (in full bloom) with Sevin.
Only 200 yards from my 50 colony home yard. I went straight over to talk to them and they had apparently just gotten started.
However they had already sprayed a good strip and I could clearly see the bees working the open blooms.
They were very polite and stopped the spraying.
I offered to screen in my bees tonight so they could spray in the AM.
After the spray has dried I will open things back up. I don't think there are many options here.
They don't want to lose the pumpkins, I don't want to lose my bees.
Any suggestions? Will the bees be harmed by this once the spray has dried?