Bees and Garden Chemicals

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BEES AND GARDEN CHEMICALS DO NOT MIX
COMMON YARD AND GARDEN CHEMICALS:
EFFECTS ON HONEYBEES

Chemical or Trade Name

Environmental Hazards Targeted Species
BT: Bacillus Thuringiensis

None Listed Caterpillars / Moths
Captan

Highly toxic to Bees, Fish &
Human irritant.

Fungicide
Carbaryl

Toxic to Bees, Birds & Fish Insects
Diazinon Highly Toxic to Bees, Fish & Birds

Aphids, leaf
Funginex None Listed

Fungicide
Isotox Highly Toxic to Bees

Lime-sulphur

None Listed

Fungicide
Lindane Highly Toxic to Bees, Fish
& Birds

Insecticide
Malathhion

Highly Toxic

Nicotine

Mild Toxicity to Bees Aphids, Thrips & Leaf Hoppers

Orthene

Highly Toxic to Bees!!!

Insecticide

Orthenix

Highly Toxic Insecticide
Pyrethrum None Listed
(Many good uses)

Aphids, White Fly & Larvae
Rotenone*

Mild Toxicity to Bees*
Toxic to Fish

Aphids, Flea Beetles, Mites,
Larvae and Grubs
Volck Oil Spray Toxic to Fish

Aphids, Thrips, Spiders,
Mealy bugs and White Fly


*Spray in the evening when the bees have quit flying.

Rotenone is very useful to replace other highly toxic chemicals listed above. Use as a wettable powder. As a wetting agent to help effects of garden predatory insects, use Miracle Grow for 7.0 pH-preffering garden plants, or Miracid for plants preffering a low pH, thus foliar-feeding while eliminating garden pests.


THE HONEY FACTORY
by
G. Miles Stair with Bette Stair
A step by step guide to raising honeybees for maximum production.
Also includes How to treat for bee mites.


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