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South Carolina Sprays Deadly NALED To Kill Zika Mosquitoes And Destroys Millions Of Honey Bees

Environment  (tags: deadly naled kills millions of honey bee, Zika virus )

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On Sunday morning, the South Carolina honey bees began to die in massive numbers. By one estimate, at a single apiary âEUR" Flowertown Bee Farm and Supply, in Summerville âEUR" 46 hives died on the spot, totaling about 2.5 million bees.


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MmAway M (519)
Saturday September 3, 2016, 9:08 pm
Thank you Ellyn

This was MAN MADE. I firmly believe that the people that made it should be SPRAYED and left to DIE

TY for your news and if the spinning ball comes up for others here is just a part! Why is the solution to kill off all animals. All this SCREWBALLS do is make humans into scary parts! Sorry, but true

"Death came suddenly to Dorchester County, S.C. 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.”

A Clemson University scientist collected soil samples from Flowertown on Tuesday, according to WCBD-TV, to further investigate the cause of death. But to the bee farmers, the reason is already clear. Their bees had been poisoned by Dorchester’s own insecticide efforts, casualties in the war on disease-carrying mosquitoes.

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."

Fran F (116)
Saturday September 3, 2016, 11:56 pm
It sounds as though South Carolina state and local government refuses to recognize the concept of environmental protection, or maybe thinks it's a leftist myth. They need to begin a program of remediation, but I doubt they're sorry about this tragic murder of bees, They need to find ways to protect against Zika and West Nile virus without killing off beneficial, necessary creatures.

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 4, 2016, 12:17 am
Wow... incredible story!! Thank you for bringing attention to this, Ellyn. 👍. Save The Bees!! 🐝🐝🐝

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 4, 2016, 12:19 am
PS... and story Tweeted :P

Jonathan Harper (0)
Sunday September 4, 2016, 2:33 am

MmAway M (519)
Sunday September 4, 2016, 3:16 am
Personally, IMHO they are killing off everything sadly!

Ben O (135)
Sunday September 4, 2016, 4:25 am
HOW stupid is that...???

Animae C (507)
Sunday September 4, 2016, 7:04 am
TY Ellyn
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