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Dicamba ~ weedkiller and more.....
« on: October 09, 2018, 11:16:07 pm »
yep, coming to our bees and environments if not already, this stuff drifts well over a mile.....

"Richard Coy inspects one of his hives near Burdette, Ark. Honey production at this location fell by almost half this year — which he attributes to the drifting of weedkiller dicamba to nearby flowering plants.
Dan Charles/NPR"




i have been watching the arkansas battle and monsanto on this .........incredible.
NPR reported this last october (2017):

A Wayward Weedkiller Divides Farm Communities, Harms Wildlife

and today this:
Despite A Ban, Arkansas Farmers Are Still Spraying Controversial Weedkiller

soybeans. my bees love soybeans.....

want more reading about this and monsanto, read the articles:

NPR articles DICAMBA

ABOVE ARTICLE TOPICS AND LINKS TO ARTICLES:

How Monsanto And Scofflaw Farmers Hurt Soybeans In Arkansas

Damage From Wayward Weedkiller Keeps Growing

A Wayward Weedkiller Divides Farm Communities, Harms Wildlife

With OK From EPA, Use Of Controversial Weedkiller Is Expected To Double

Monsanto Attacks Scientists After Studies Show Trouble For Weedkiller Dicamba

These Citizen-Regulators In Arkansas Defied Monsanto. Now They're Under Attack

Local Courts Lift Arkansas Weedkiller Ban, Creating Chaos

A Drifting Weedkiller Puts Prized Trees At Risk

Despite A Ban, Arkansas Farmers Are Still Spraying Controversial Weedkiller



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Re: Dicamba ~ weedkiller and more.....
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2018, 02:02:27 pm »
Riverbee,
 1 1/2 -2 yrs. ago when working in Charleston s.c. near the Angel Oak tree. (commercial for insurance company)
Clemson University has a bioengeneering
school where they grow different crops, well they had a community type garden (vegetable and flower garden)  they had a community apiary with 15-20 hives i posted pics. Can't now lost pics. But me and boss (beek) stopped and walked out to hives two people came out to talk one was a bioengeneer . we talked a little while. When i asked her about the soybeans and corn being killed by drift of dicamba spray. She said that she was not aware of that. I told her to goolge what i read .

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Re: Dicamba ~ weedkiller and more.....
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2018, 11:08:07 am »
thanks mikey and sorry about the loss of your pix. i did find your old thread on this but the pix are gone. if you have them saved on your device, i can upload them for you.

the dicamba is also killing roadside, ditch plants.

i have one farmer that leases from us, he typically grows corn, although has grown soybeans on occasion.
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Re: Dicamba ~ weedkiller and more.....
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2018, 01:05:25 pm »


the dicamba is also killing roadside, ditch plants.


Some of the best nectar sources are growing in the roadside ditches.

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Re: Dicamba ~ weedkiller and more.....
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2018, 09:59:55 pm »
yes, very true bakers.

we haven't been affected by dicamba just yet (to my knowledge, already asking), BUT, we have been affected by an overzealous town patrolman who likes to cut down trees and vegetation inside/outside the right away and shears off the roadside ditches to the dirt, including part of our lawn...........have had talks with him, and then the town chair. when you send your township a bill for whacking mature trees and vegetation outside the right away.....sort of gets some attention. also, trying to educate these guys on why this vegetation is good.........

we will just keep planting wild seeds/seed bombs in the ditches to keep the overzealous town patrolman busy........ :D

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Re: Dicamba ~ weedkiller and more.....
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2018, 11:02:06 am »
mikey,

"Riverbee,
 1 1/2 -2 yrs. ago when working in Charleston s.c. near the Angel Oak tree. (commercial for insurance company)
Clemson University has a bioengeneering
school where they grow different crops, well they had a community type garden (vegetable and flower garden)  they had a community apiary with 15-20 hives i posted pics. Can't now lost pics."

FYI, your pix are back on these threads, check it out, so not lost anymore!

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