RE: CULT: Sytemic insecticides and pollinators
- Subject: RE: [iris-talk] CULT: Sytemic insecticides and pollinators
- From: John Reeds <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2001 16:16:17 -0700
Good question. I don't tend to use it except in iris beds and rose beds
(not near my fruit trees or vegetables), and I have lots of honeybees around
my citrus, cuphea, grewia caffra and rosemary, and often hummingbirds too!
John Reeds, in sunny southern Calif.
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> Reading recent postings regarding systemic insecticides, such as the
> Bayer products, I'm beginning to worry about my butterflies and the
> almost non-existent honeybees and others that visit the garden. Does
> it make its way to the nectar? It would seem it might. Granted, they
> don't seem to like roses much, which is what the Bayer product is
> listed for, but are these types of systemics inherently dangerous for
> the good bugs?
> Jim Gibbons
> 8A, Carolina coast
> Rain's leaving, Autumn Tryst and Double Shot finishing up, with yet
> another Gibson Girl spike starting.
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