How does one set up a monitor?

cotnpol.jpg (89878 bytes)     A monitor hive can be set up in a convenient spot for the applicators to check. Anyone (safely inside a closed vehicle) can pull up alongside the hive, and watch bees at the entrance. If they see pollen pellets, bees are foraging flowers within range, and most insecticides prohibit application.

    Any novice can learn this technique in a few minutes. And most beekeepers would be glad to help out!

This is SO simple!

Why won't they do it?

     Applicators don't want to be bothered. They prefer to assume that bees won't be present, when they should assume that bees will be present.

The Scheme Applicators use to Evade Compliance With the Labels


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