[Homestead] Fwd: Bee death syndrome
lurine at softcom.net
Tue Feb 13 21:08:16 EST 2007
One of the joys of living up here is that we generally only have hands on
programs. So, for mosquito abatement, they are ditching and making sure
there isn't any sitting water and small ponds have been loaded with various
types of fish.
Lots of bees.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Wendy" <crazygardens at verizon.net>
> This is interesting. Last year I had no peppers. Lots of blooms. Most
> started to form peppers, but only got to be about the size of my
> Tomatoes did poorly too, small and lots of blossom end rot. This sounds
> like a lack of bees to me. I had my theories, though. I know they aerial
> spray for mosquitoes around here and the mosquito spray they use is also a
> contact poison to bees and small birds. Our local goldfinch populations
> have been devastated also. Since the West Nile Virus scare, spraying has
> > stepped up. I would suggest that anyone who is experiencing a loss of
> to check out their local mosquito control program.
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