Alert - Dimilin & Effects on Bees

Brought to us by Project Apis m.   1/31/13

Diflubenzuron, generally sold under the trade name Dimilin is an IGR or 'insect growth regulator' that has been approved for use in almonds since 2004.  This reduced risk IGR has recently been found in PAm sponsored research to have a negative effect on developing honey bee larvae.  Beekeepers should communicate to growers that ag sprays should be applied in late afternoon or at night, when there is little pollen left in the blossoms.

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