Insecticides (imidacloprid).

James R. Fisher
Sat, 15 Feb 2003 17:14:35 PST
James R. Fisher wrote:

> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> I have used it on indoor plants; especially effective for root
> mealybugs. However, Bayer markets a variety of formulations
> for use in Europe, and when last I looked, the French beekepers
> association was up in arms about it, as they believed that it
> was translocated through the plant and got into flower nectar.
> Their bees picked it up, took it home, and it put paid to the
> hive. I don't use it outdoors.
I neglected to record that Bayer vigorously disputes the assertion
that imidacloprid gets into flower nectar. Caveat emptor.
Jim Fisher
Vienna, Virginia USA
38.9 N 77.2 W
USDA Zone 7
Max. 105 F [40 C], Min. 5 F [-15 C]

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