posted on Sep, 30 2011 @ 09:02 AM
Originally posted by LearnedToPlayNice
Is it possible that when they spray for mosquitoes, the spray also kills bees?
Would seem to make sense and the they do a LOT of that type of spraying in Florida.
As a beekeeper I will tell you that yes the mosquito spray does kill bees.
They have ways around this though.
In most places if you call and tell them that you are beekeeper they will enter your address and gps location into the computer.
The trucks they use to spray are automated and the sprayer will shut off before it reaches your address and start again once it passes.
They are also only supposed to spray in the late evening when honeybees and other pollinators are settling in for the night.
In my opinion for this to have happened to so many hives across the county, it had to be deliberate.
We have had cases in my area of people tipping hives and soaking them in gasoline.
Some people just have a phobia about bees.
I have only been stung a handfull of times and usually don't where any protective clothing when checking my hives. If I do get stung most of the
times its because of something I did, not the honeybees.