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Greetings and Salutations
Chris here from Sulphur Springs TX. First let me thank any and all who respond to my questions. That being said I have one right off the bat. We grow a vegetable garden every summer, of course grasshopper are an issue. We have a grasshopper bait here called "NoLo" grasshopper bait. If your not familiar with it; it is a bacteria that the grasshopper consumes which eventually killed the grasshopper, but also kills offspring. It is placed directly on the ground for the grasshopper to consume.
I have checked with numerous source around here, and all believe the bait to be harmless to honey bee, but no one has actually used it, so I wanted to try this forum to see if anyone has actually used the bait, and found that it does or does not hurt the bees.
Thank you very much for taking the time to read and reply.

Have a great day.
 

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NoLo is a biological control of various grasshoppers using Nosema locustae. You can read the product labels and MSDS at this link:
http://www.biconet.com/biocontrol/nolo.html

Here's what the EPA says about this product:
Various toxicity tests showed that Nosema locustae does not harm mammals, birds, fish, aquatic invertebrates, or honeybees. No adverse effects to the environment are expected when Nosema locustae is used in pesticide products.

Read the complete document here:
http://www.epa.gov/opp00001/chem_search/reg_actions/registration/fs_PC-117001_01-Oct-00.pdf
 

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Thank you so much for the reply. I was hoping that someone on the forum would have actually used it around their bees. Call me paranoid, but I don't really trust the pesticide companies. Kinda like that Systemic pesticide; the companies claim no harm, but I have my doubts.
 
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