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  • fungicide and bees

    Created by Pinehawk08 on

    Is Zero Tolerance Fungicide safe for honey bees?

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    E. Vinje
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    Hello –

    I suspect that the organic essential oils in Zero Tolerance will have an effect on honey bees if applied directly on them. However, the fungicide does not persist long in the environment and proper application could cut down on the risk to bees considerably.

    • Avoid spraying it on or near blossoms
    • Apply when honey bees are least active — spray in the evening as bees move back to the hive!

    Note: I’ve seen some sources suggest that spraying in the morning is fine, but bees are active early when temperatures are warm. They’ll be arriving, if not during spraying, then before the moisture has a chance to evaporate.

    Hope this helps!

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