Bees Versus Zika Control

Bee Hive

The headlines today are reporting massive bee kills in Dorchester County, South Carolina. On Sunday, August 28, 2016 the county sprayed the pesticide naled in an attempt to control mosquitos that vector the Zika Virus. Notification, which consisted of a post on a website, did not reach area beekeepers and did not give adequate warning. If a warning is received in time, beekeepers can reduce contact between bees and the pesticide spray by covering their hives and confining the bees…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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