Friday, 2 September 2016

They are killing the bees too! Millions of bees dead after Florida and South Carolina spray for Zika mosquitoes


Photo christianblackburn.com
Millions of bees dead after Florida and South Carolina spray for Zika mosquitoes
A horror story is emerging from the southwest of the United States where bee keepers are waking up to find their bee farms wiped out after aerial spraying with a substance called Naled, a common insecticide that kills mosquitoes on contact has also killed millions of bees and other insects.
Stressed insects tried to flee their nests, only to surrender in little clumps at hive entrances. The dead worker bees littering the farms suggested that colony collapse disorder was not the culprit — in that odd phenomenon, workers vanish as though raptured, leaving a living queen and young bees behind.

Instead, the dead heaps signaled the killer was less mysterious, but no less devastating. The pattern matched acute pesticide poisoning. By one estimate, at a single apiary — Flowertown Bee Farm and Supply, in Summerville — 46 hives died on the spot, totaling about 2.5 million bees.

Walking through the farm, one Summerville woman wrote on Facebook, was “like visiting a cemetery, pure sadness.”
The Washington Post reports: On Sunday morning, parts of Dorchester County were sprayed with Naled, a common insecticide that kills mosquitoes on contact. The United States began using Naled in 1959, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, which notes that the chemical dissipates so quickly it is not a hazard to people. That said, human exposure to Naled during spraying “should not occur.”

In parts of South Carolina, trucks trailing pesticide clouds are not an unusual sight, thanks to a mosquito-control program that also includes destroying larvae. Given the current concerns of West Nile virus and Zika — there are several dozen cases of travel-related Zika in South Carolina, though the state health department reports no one has yet acquired the disease from a local mosquito bite — Dorchester decided to try something different Sunday.

It marked a departure from Dorchester County’s usual ground-based efforts. For the first time, an airplane dispensed Naled in a fine mist, raining insect death from above between 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Sunday, blissfully unawere he killing millions of bees too.

Home page

Related

Ice island the size of Delaware breaking off Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica

At least 100.000 dead fish caused by oil spill on the shores of Trinidad and Tobago

An Unprecedented 80,000 Forced To Abandon Their Homes As California Wildfires Spread

Monster 'Blue Cut' fire sweeping Southern California is zero percent contained: Nearly 100,000 people under evacuation warnings.

The fastest-rising temperatures on Earth: 240 feet coastline lost in just seven years in the Russian Arctic.

5,300 homes under evacuation orders as San Bernardino fire rages

A flesh-eating ulcer virus more than tripled in five years in Melbourne Australia

Algae blooms in North America increasing on an alarming scale

Sixty-four villages in Fiji to be relocated to high grounds due to climate change

Siberian anthrax outbreak turns deadly killing a child as disease breaks out in Sweden

Normal temp of 17C, (63 Deg) has now reached 35C, (95 Deg) releases deadly anthrax outbreak in Russia

Lake Tahoe: Scientists shocked as it warms 15 times faster than normal

Emergency declaration for Los Angeles County as 10,000 homes evacuated

Sand Canyon fire now swallowing more than 10,000 football fields a day!

Deadly Sand Canyon fire California has doubled in size overnight to 20,000 acres: Thousands to be evacuated

Huge deposits of Uranium killing many people in Nigeria who are blaming the death's on "evil spirits!"

Ukrainian MP Andriy Artemenko claims Khmelnytsky plant nuclear fuel leak cover up

A smelly, "guacamole-thick" muck is terrorizing Utah water killing animals and poisoning hundreds of humans

Deadly algae bloom at Utah Lake is the worst ever seen as bloom's grip America from California to Florida

Worst ever toxic algae bloom's which can kill affecting waters around the US

It killed 30–60% of Europe's total population: A ten-year old Siberian boy has contracted the bubonic plague

'Forget "Brexit," it's the Italians stupid!' "PANIC" BUYING OF FOOD IN NEW JERSEY?

Media guilty of not reporting massive rise in deaths from H1N1 influenza in Brazil

El-NiƱo brings Australia's delicate ecosystem to it's knees: Barrier Reef, Mangroves and Kelp forest all in danger

Over 66 million trees dead in California (Up from 3.3 million in 2014) causing even greater fire risk

Southern California Gas report another methane leak at Porter Ranch

2 comments:

  1. Didn't our evil government release genetically altered mosquitoes in the Keys recently and now all of a sudden we have Zika virus in Miami? They never ask the people they just do whatever the hell they want.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Good point Jim, I think you maybe right

      Delete