What pesticides are safe to use ?

EPABLO1208(5bIN)January 3, 2006

I am contemplating a start at bee keeping. I am wondering if I will be able to use pyrethrins or rotenone on squash plants in my garden if I have a bee hive. Last year I had a big problem with Japanese beetles. Comments ? thanks, Paul.

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tarheit(5b)

According to http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2161.html, both are listed as relatively non-toxic. Still one should be careful applying any pesticides. It should be applied so that it doesn't drift onto the hives themselves or flowers the bees are working.

-Tim

Here is a link that might be useful: Protecting Honey Bees from Pesticides

    Bookmark   January 8, 2006 at 7:31PM
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