West Nile Virus - Will permethrin harm my bees?
Yes, permethrin is highly toxic to bees. Spraying will be performed between 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. During this time, the bees should be in their hive. However, it is recommended that beekeepers take steps to protect their colonies on nights when spraying is taking place. Practical methods include moving hives out of the treated area or covering hives with loose fabric, like wetted burlap, to keep the bees in the hive and protect them from drift. Wild bees generally nest in protected locations and should be mostly protected because they are in the nest when sprays are applied at night. Although the full impact of mosquito applications on honey bees and other wild bee pollinators is unknown, wild pollinator populations would not be expected to be harmed for long-term after sprays are discontinued.

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