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    Default The worst sound ever...

    While we debate all the bad stuff with Neonics, and GMO, I am today (because of extensive rains) reminded of the worst sound in beekeeping... the crop duster...... Toal and complte coverage of every plant they fly over, indiscriminately.... listened to them over 30 flights this afternoon.......

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    Default Re: The worst sound ever...

    If they were spraying neonics, then you have nothing to worry about.

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    Default Re: The worst sound ever...

    Ovbviously your totaly clueless........and just looking to act dumb....... Hopefully its fungicide there spraying...... typicaly here its a sevein dust dased chemical......

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    Default Re: The worst sound ever...

    Charlie you are in il right? Can't see people locations on my phone ....anyways are you listed on drift watch? If so do spray applicators notify you when they spray near your hives like they are supposed to ?

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    Default Re: The worst sound ever...

    Probably fungicide, which isn't horrible.

    What I don't understand is why anyone would pay for this service, since 90% of what's sprayed ends up somewhere else.

    Peter

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    Default Re: The worst sound ever...

    They sprayed on an afternoon before a national holiday?

    What time was it?

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    Default Re: The worst sound ever...

    I am in Michigan and listed on driftwatch, and they still don't notify me...
    Fungicides contain unlisted synergists which increase the effects of insecticides. They also build up in the wax.

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    Default Re: The worst sound ever...

    Il yes, no not on drift watch, because we keep moving hives........ Its been a ton of rain, so yes its probably most likely fungicide (over 14inches in the last 2 weeks)
    Doesn't stop the hebjebies......

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    Default Re: The worst sound ever...

    Fungicides can impact the production of bee bread.

    Also, rainy weather doesn't create great foraging weather.

    Arial applications are often the only option when soils are wet and crops are tall.

    Tom

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    Default Re: The worst sound ever...

    Quote Originally Posted by psfred View Post
    Probably fungicide, which isn't horrible.
    ...unless you are trying to raise queens.

    deknow
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    Default Re: The worst sound ever...

    >I am today (because of extensive rains) reminded of the worst sound in beekeeping... the crop duster......

    I know the feeling. I'm not so sure that fungicides aren't a major part of the current bee crisis. Without fungi the bee bread won't ferment. Without bee bread they can't raise healthy brood.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Default Re: The worst sound ever...

    I know the feeling. I'm not so sure that fungicides aren't a major part of the current bee crisis. Without fungi the bee bread won't ferment. Without bee bread they can't raise healthy brood.
    I agree but IMO the worst is when they are combined. Lost several hives in apples last year because the neighbor - who's bees hadn't arrived yet - sprayed. My understanding is he sprayed a combination of the two.

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