Are there bees on these blossoms at the time of application?


bbwithpel4.jpg (37758 bytes) Honeybees are present in great numbers on these roadside weeds, as well as bumblebees and many other pollinating insects. Honeybees are our primary crop pollinators. Note the large pellet of pollen on the bee's rear leg. Honeybees pollinate watermelons, apples, alfalfa & clover (important for beef and milk), blueberries, cantaloupes and hundreds of our food and fiber crops.

   It is apparent from seeing the bees on the flowers that there is a beekeeper nearby. These bees are his livestock. Poisoning them is about like stopping by the roadside and shooting the neighbor's cows. Illegal applications after Hurricane Hugo nearly drove me out of business. In the following season, I did not have enough bees left to pollinate the crops I had contracted for.

 What is the First Rule of ANY Pesticide Use?


Caught in the Act!     1. Caught in the Act!   2. What does a pesticide violation look like?  3. Are there blossoms?  4. Are there bees on the blossoms?  5. What is the first rule of pesticide use?  6. Who enforces pesticide laws?   7. Do the regulators have the will to enforce against this crime?  8. What about the mosquito threat?  9. How to comply?  10. How does one set up a monitor?  11. Condoned Evasion Scheme!  12. Hey, not all applications are wrong!      13. Contacts for comment or information        Home

Part II: The damage:  Bees, Beekeepers Clobbered!        More Violations      Home