Sunday, September 4, 2016

Millions of Bees Accidentally Killed During #Zika Control

How many honey bees will be killed on the behalf of Zika fears? Bees are critical to the proper pollination of plants within the food chain that humans rely on.

Headline: Millions of bees killed in South Carolina

DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Dorchester County is apologizing for accidentally killing millions of bees in Summerville.

The honeybees were killed by an aerial spray of a pesticide used to control mosquito populations over the weekend.The spray came after rising concerns of the Zika virus. There are 4 confirmed travel related cases of Zika in the Summerville area.

Registered bee owners are supposed to be warned prior to mosquito spraying but were not told this time.



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