Plastic garden, plastic soul

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  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 1,625
    josusa47 said:
    While I sympathise with the boy and his bees, I can't help wondering why they felt the need to keep industrial-strength wasp killer in the house ....  sometimes what goes around comes around.
    It may be because wasps can be a problem around bees.
    Maybe a bee keeper could clarify?
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 2,346
    Can insecticides really be that selective?  Many of us abstain from using insecticides because we don't want to harm the helpful insects.
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 1,625
    josusa47 said:
    Can insecticides really be that selective?  Many of us abstain from using insecticides because we don't want to harm the helpful insects.
    I don't think bee keepers would use a wasp killer willy-nilly so presumably they know what they are doing.
    Would like to hear from a bee keeper if any are around  :smile:
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • Hampshire_HogHampshire_Hog Hampshire Coast 100m from the seaPosts: 1,089
    @josusa47 I don't think they can as far as I remember most of the fly, wasp, insect sprays contain a chemical that interferes with there nervous system and renders them unable to fly and presumably stops them breathing bit like a nerve gas on humans, not the most pleasant way to die.

    "You don't stop gardening because you get old, you get old because you stop gardening." - The Hampshire Hog
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