A wide variety of chemicals used to treat plants and plant crops (both in gardens and in commercial agriculture) have the potential to be harmful to bees.
There is much that can be done to improve the level of cooperation between beekeepers and the agricultural industry to lessen the potential threat to bees from agrochemicals and consequent danger of bees being poisoned.
Some beekeeping associations appoint a designated spray liaison officer and enquiries should be directed to your local association secretary.
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