Spraying insecticide on farm

Patty_WyJune 16, 2011

Last year we had a horrible grasshopper population that did a lot of damage. Today my husband and I noticed the baby grasshoppers are already causing damage in our sanfoin and alfalfa fields. He thinks if the grasshoppers aren't sprayed soon they could devastate our corn and hayseed crops as well. What can I do to protect my honeybees while he is spraying these worthless pests?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

You can lock them up for several day's if needed.
I've never done it but been reading about, use screen and cover
bottom and top entrance, you can staple it down. I would add
shade to keep them cool and a bit dark around the entrance, perhaps leaning a piece of plywood against. Make sure you have a top hole for good ventilation.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2011 at 1:00AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

move them to a different area. bring them back when you think its safe for them.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2011 at 8:25PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Large quiet bee--ID?
Can anyone ID this bee? Coastal BC, today
Real LIfe Garden Solutions
Bee identification
This large bee was attacking honeybees and bumblebees...
Should You Destroy Hornet Nests?
Ok, ok, ok... I know this is a beekeeping forum and...
Bee Hive for Black Bees
We have a large bee hive that was created this summer...
bees or Yellow Jacket
I was not killing them because I thought they were...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™