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    Default dropcopters?

    pbs ran a piece about this tonite, first time i heard about it:

    https://newatlas.com/dropcopter-poll...es-bees/55323/
    journaling the growth of a (mite) treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives

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    they used them in an orchard near here a couple of years ago, rumor was they were not very helpful, but this is a high wind area, haven't heard if they brought them back the last couple of years.
    mike syracuse ny
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    Default Re: dropcopters?

    So....where do they get the pollen to 'bomb' the trees with? ...and why not just use larger aircraft instead of drones....I'd think they'd cover more area faster?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim KS View Post
    So....where do they get the pollen to 'bomb' the trees with? ...and why not just use larger aircraft instead of drones....I'd think they'd cover more area faster?
    Because you must fly low and slowly and precisely to a point.
    Else you end up pollinating corn with apple.
    Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.

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    Default Re: dropcopters?

    Prophetic. The Beginning of the End might actually come from black helicopters (sort of).

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