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    Adam

    We don't generally hear much of bees suffering...

    We don't generally hear much of bees suffering directly from spraying - although it does happen very occasionally. I hope they were OK; if there's any news I am sure we would like to hear!

    Adam Yesterday, 08:28 PM Go to last post
    gavin

    Really sorry to be late with this reply. Biscaya...

    Really sorry to be late with this reply. Biscaya contains thiacloprid which is regarded as generally safe for honey bees. There is research that shows adding certain fungicides to the mix can make...

    gavin 24-04-2019, 11:53 PM Go to last post
    Mellifera Crofter

    Mary, I don’t know how long your bees should be...

    Mary, I don’t know how long your bees should be shut in, or if it will help at all.

    On the Biscaya website it says, “Biscaya is a foliar neonicotinoid insecticide”.

    I thought neonicotinoids...

    Mellifera Crofter 23-04-2019, 11:17 PM Go to last post
    MaryMac

    Crop spraying

    A field of oilseed rape, fairly close to my hives is to be sprayed in the morning using Biscaya, produced by Bayer. Despite googling and speaking to the farmer, I cannot find information regarding...

    MaryMac 22-04-2019, 07:09 PM Go to last post
    MaryMac

    I have been advised that a field of oilseed rape...

    I have been advised that a field of oilseed rape close to my hives will be sprayed with Biscaya, produced by Bayer for beetle management. Despite googling, I cannot find out how long after spraying...

    MaryMac 22-04-2019, 07:04 PM Go to last post