Time to ban glyphosate?

frazzledfozzle

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Last results in today this site is next to a large forestry block recently harvested, the chopper has sprayed the block prior to re planting. There is no pastureland in range of these bees.

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how far from your hives were they spraying ?
the forestry have just given notice of a pre plant spray program and we are wondering how far away is safe ?
 

stoney

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Inside 1 km.. at a guess 800m from site to edge of spray zone.. the area sprayed was pretty big and covered in thistle which the bees must have been working.. chopper worked well into the day no doubt flying bees were soaked also.
forest company claimed they didn’t know hives were there.. been a bee site for many many years and with my paint scheme pretty hard to miss..
I’ve had a spray plan sent today as well.. at least the communication line is open now following my visit to the office.
 

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