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South Carolina County Sprays for Zika, Kills Honey Bees

Accepted submission by captain_nifty at 2016-09-02 13:35:49
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As Found Here:

http://www.postandcourier.com/20160830/160839915/dorchester-county-apologizes-after-millions-of-honeybees-killed-by-mosquito-spraying [postandcourier.com]

Following cases of Zika in the area, the county dispersed insecticides through aerial spraying using aircraft. They did not notify local populations, leading to the mass death of area bee keepers entire population of honeybees.

This seems especially bad, given the context of continuing decline in bee populations:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colony_collapse_disorder [wikipedia.org]


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