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Offline PhilK

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Re: Colony death
« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2017, 05:59:02 am »
... My father in law did spray some weeds with pesticides before this happened (round up), I scolded him telling him not too in future but in fairness he used it only on weeds which he said had no flowers and all done a good 25m plus from the hives. Still puzzled why it only affected the one hive anyway.

Round Up is a herbicide (weed killer) so not likely to kill bees with normal use.. not sure on this one sorry!

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Re: Colony death
« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2017, 11:32:11 pm »
When the bees get hit with Round Up and Neonicitinoids it is a one two punch and will kill most hives that get the combo in the hive. It takes a couple of weeks and the hive is dead. This is what killed thousands of hives after they moved out of the almond orchards last year.
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Re: Colony death
« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2017, 11:52:46 pm »
Good to know thanks Jim