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  1. Re: May 24 Science Friday broadcast on bees

    Thank you for explaining this so well.
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    Re: Bt - Safe to use near bees?

    Depends what you are trying to control. First....read the label see what the active ingredient is, the label will also have the target insects listed. The OP would use BTi to control mosquitoes....
  3. Re: Can honey bees pick up pyrethroids left on leaves from mosquito sprays?

    Apistan is a synthetic pyrethroid, and beeks put it inside the hive. Does it kill all the bees?

    Not much light in there, and like many labels there is bee language "ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS
    This...
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    Re: spraying garden

    If your crop is not flowering then there is no issue with choice of product.

    If your crop is flowering you can use a BT product for caterpillars or an insecticidal soap for aphids and whiteflies....
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    Re: Mosquito control in bee water

    From EPA https://www.epa.gov/mosquitocontrol/bti-mosquito-control##9

    9. Is Bti harmful to wildlife including honey bees?

    Studies indicate Bti has minimal toxicity to honey bees. Bti produces...
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    Re: Increasing Pollinator Forage

    +1 for Forage Trees as opposed to smaller plants that must compete with invasive weeds.

    Ease of maintenance is important for wide area public plantings and homeowners.
    Geographic appropriate...
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    Re: Aerial spray

    uncovered but put pollen feeders in storage for the night
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    Re: Aerial spray

    no abnormal mortality, in the middle of the zone.
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    Re: Aerial spray

    Always lots of drama and fear mongering when an aerial mosquito adulticide happens. Like the 6 million acres that got done in Texas recently. Notice how in this thread no one reports back with a...
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    Re: Aerial Spray Naled (Dibrom) What To Do?

    So now over 3.7 million acres sprayed in Texas, now happening in Florida as it does after every hurricane or disease outbreak.

    Last post was 3 days ago it has been some time since the spray and...
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    Re: Aerial Spray Naled (Dibrom) What To Do?

    It is only used for adult mosquitoes.
  12. Re: Mosquito truck spraying poison near my hives

    Mosquito adults ULV sprays use the same 2 classes of insecticides outside the hives that bee keepers use to treat for mites inside the hives. Around here beeks are used to mosquito control and like...
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    Re: spraying for mosquitos

    Thanks for the feedback.
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    Re: spraying for mosquitos

    Mosquito Control and beekeepers have been together a long time in Florida. Nothing new.
    Hives pop up everywhere as the migratory keepers come here to get brazilian pepper, mangrove, and orange...
  15. Re: Safe spray for flowers and fruit trees?

    I would but "bugs" is not enough information.

    Just like a Doctor you have to know what the specific microbe is before you choose the specific treatment the is effective in killing it. That is the...
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    AFB in Hawaii

    Destructive Bee Disease Detected at Hive in Kula, Maui

    Darn those spores.

    http://mauinow.com/2017/03/01/destructive-bee-disease-detected-at-hive-in-kula-maui/
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    Re: Bees and Cotton

    Very difficult to answer when you are only providing "pesticide/insecticide", all pesticides whether organic or synthetic must be evaluated individually. The spectrum of non-target effects varies...
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    Re: the bees in SC

    This kill was all over the media.

    The results of the Clemson investigation below is much harder to find.
    No shock value = not newsworthy. Got her more than $7k from the gofundme folks though, I...
  19. Re: Photographed >21 species of native bees in Southern Oregon this year

    Very informative, I learned much, thanks.
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    Re: Zika spray kills millions of bees

    Agree, that would cover the local beeks, no way to keep track of the migratory hives, which are the majority in my area.

    More important, assume you are notified, now what?
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    Re: Zika spray kills millions of bees

    Looks like notification to me. A more important question is what would you do after notification. I imagine few have contingency plans to move bees on short notice.

    From Dorchester:

    The South...
  22. Re: Bee warning flag for city pesticide sprayers (mosquito patrol)

    My $.02 is to keep the hives >300ft from the road, since this is the effective swath to kill a small bodied mosquito. Typically sprays are in the evening when bees are home, and this way you don't...
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    Re: Insect & Pest Control and Bees

    Spinosad when dry ok.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12696428

    BT not a problem, affects only worms that ingest it while eating the plant.
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    Re: Mosquito control and honeybees

    Sounds alot like I'm not a doctor but I slept at a Holiday Inn last night.
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    Re: Mosquito control and honeybees

    +1
    Re: Calling to tell them about high mosquito numbers. Typically in Florida and other states CO2 baited traps are used to catch mosquitoes and are then quantified by number and species to see if...
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