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How A Beekeeper Stopped An Herbicide Application On Right of Way Land

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Beekeepers are like full time guardians of the honeybees they care for. One of the greatest dangers to honeybees is chemical exposure. According to Duke Energy, herbicide use is a standard practice used by electric utilities and others, including agricultural and landscape management companies, state departments of transportation, railroads, forest services, the military, municipalities, golf courses, airports, schools and universities, and property owners. They apply these chemicals because overgrown vegetation near power lines and equipment can pose safety hazards and lead to power outages. So, what can you do if you are a beekeeper and receive notification that a chemical application will be administered near your bees?  In this special series called “The Neonicotinoid View”, which is produced by The Organic View Radio Show, host June Stoyer and co-host, Colorado beekeeper, Tom Theobald talk to Michele Colopy, Program Director of the Pollinator Stewardship Council, Inc. about their efforts to protect bees and help beekeepers that are dealing with threats to their hives due to chemical applications.

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