Honey! We’re killing the bees

DAMAGE: Green Peach Aphid damage (pictured) and subsequent spread of Beet Western Yellows Virus, is causing damage to local canola crops but spraying for the pest has caused some concern within the honey industry, with bees also susceptible to some chemicals. PICTURE: WA Department of Agriculture
DAMAGE: Green Peach Aphid damage (pictured) and subsequent spread of Beet Western Yellows Virus, is causing damage to local canola crops but spraying for the pest has caused some concern within the honey industry, with bees also susceptible to some chemicals.
PICTURE: WA Department of Agriculture

Apiarists warned canola chemical control could cause considerable concerns

Louise Michael reports

We’ve all seen the damage caused by the horrid green peach aphid to local canola crops, but its what you can’t see that could be an even bigger problem.

While farmers are attempting to control the destructive aphid, some of the chemicals being used could potentially have a devastating impact on the Australian bee and pollination industry.

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