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Pyrethroid and its misuse

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Hi All

In the past I got bees from a well known pest control firm, as they would drop off the swarm with a lady in Chepstow all you had to do was provide a brood box etc and they you would get a call to pick up the hive for £10.00 that was about 5 years ago.
I have had a look at the local pest control and in the statment about bees "we use pyrethroid insecticide to remove bees without harming them "
I could not see how they can say that as they surely would all be dead

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Times are hard,a few pest control companies are now destroying swarms for the money rather than ringing a swarm collector.

They often say to the homeowner/farmer "They are covered in that mite" so cannot be saved as a beekeeper would not want them.

The public need to be made aware that beekeepers will still take them!!

I thought this was the sort of thing the BBKA were supposed to be doing?
 

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A year or so ago I posted on the BBKA site that I had got my council to change their web site about swarms from "We're not bothered" to "Contact the local association" It took a few 'phone calls to do it but worthwhile.
Might be worth others to see what their own councils policy is and badger them to make it truly bee friendly.
 

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don't forget that any bees that have been treated with fluvalinate are treated with a pyrethroid.

also, i believe the first use of fluvalinate was to spray the fields _before_ spraying the hard stuff...the idea was that the fluvalinate will confuse the bees in the field so that they do not return to the hive and contaminate it.

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